As a Palliative Medicine and Hospice fellow at Lehigh Valley Health Network, you’ll gain the experience and knowledge you need to ensure your career success. Our program strives for excellence and is a nationally recognized, 2014 Circle of Life award winner.
As you complete your fellowship, you’ll have the opportunity to train and practice in a wide variety of venues including a vibrant inpatient consultation service, a nationally recognized home-based service, a 10 bed inpatient unit and home hospice program. In addition, you’ll take part in a one-year continuity experience in hospice, during which you’ll function as a hospice medical director for your own cohort of patients. This ensures your competency in the Medicare Hospice regulations.
The LVHN palliative medicine team includes a rich mix of faculty from a wide variety of disciplines, and some of them have published extensively on hospice and palliative medicine topics. Our faculty value adult learning, self-care as well as self-development. The team is highly functioning and extremely supportive of its fellows.
By learning and practicing at LVHN, you will gain important experience within an innovative system that is focused on population health. LVHN’s forward thinking allows fellows to understand how palliative medicine can fit into the accountable care environment of health care in America.
The program curriculum is competency-based and consists of clinical rotations, continuity experiences, simulation and conferences. Adult learning practices are employed, utilizing a variety of teaching methods including group discussion, observed interviews, and role plays in dyads and in groups. Academic sessions are highly interactive and learner centered. In addition, the fellows are given an opportunity to engage in scholarly activity and to teach other learners during the course of the year. As training progresses, each fellow is evaluated across ACGME competency domains.