MED 7603

Palliative Medicine


Laura Cebery
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: This hospital-based elective offers the opportunity to learn the scope of practice of Internal Medicine's newest subspecialty - palliative medicine. The student will function as a sub-intern under the direct supervision of board-certified Hospice and Palliative Medicine physicians, caring for the broad range of problems managed by Palliative Medicine consultants.

The experience will involve the assessment of hospitalized patients with a broad mix of advanced medical illness, specifically focused on pain and non-pain symptom management and complex medical decision making. Patients will be seen both in the ICU, in the non-ICU setting, and in clinic. The faculty will present core topics in palliative medicine, with periodic topic presentations by the student.

This course is primarily designed for students considering internal medicine as a career, especially with an interest in palliative medicine.


Note: Contact the Course Coordinator for any syllabi for previous years. 


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Site Code

Site Name



Hennepin County Medical Center


Required session attendance: Does not apply

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 8:30am-9:30am Team Rounds, 9:30am-12:00pm Consults, 12:00pm-1:00pm Internal Medicine Noon Conference, 1:00pm-4:30pm Consults

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does not apply