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The hospice and palliative medicine fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship. We are committed to the education of the next generation of physicians for a full-time career in academic or community-based palliative care and hospice. We take pride in the many unique aspects of this program and the enthusiastic commitment of our faculty.

Our fellows benefit greatly from the training environment created through the collaboration of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital), Rush University Medical Center and Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care.  Fellows experience the unique challenges of provisioning care in a multiplicity of settings and circumstances. Patients and families present from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with a wide variety of disease conditions.

During the fellowship year, our fellows receive thorough training in the principles and practice of palliative care, ensuring the continuity and quality of care across various health care delivery settings. Palliative care is by definition interdisciplinary, thus our fellows are able to draw upon and benefit from the expertise and instruction of other physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and health care professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of the patient/family unit.

Catherine Deamant, MD
Program Director

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