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Each module is covered by a combination of structured educational sessions, independent learning material, and clinical/bedside teaching.

  • Pain and Opioids
  • Non-pain Symptom Management
  • Communication
  • Serious Illness
  • Pediatric PC
  • Ethics
  • Prognosis, Death and Dying, Grief and Bereavement
  • Interprofessional HPM

Weekly Educational Sessions

Our fellows meet every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
One hour is used for didactics covering important topics. These are given by interprofessional specialists within HPM as well as from other fields.

The other hour is for fellows' rounds. During these, we discuss interesting cases as well as what it means to work in our field in the context of our times. Once a month this hour is led by the palliative chaplain or palliative social worker for a resilience check-in.

Additional Opportunities


  • Teaching about advocacy and access to various departmental resources.
  • Increasing integration of DEI aspects into our longitudinal curriculum.


  • A two-and-a-half day intensive small-group communication workshop.
  • Held in Madison, WI for several regional fellowships.
  • Consistently rated as a highly valuable educational and networking experience by our fellows.

Rural Health

  • Opportunity to collaborate with the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) for medical student education.

T.E.A.C.H. (Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals)

  • A six-month faculty development course focused on developing and implementing a curriculum of the participant's choosing.
  • Many fellows have implemented their curriculum after completion of this course.