Physician Fellowship

For physicians interested in specialty training in hospice and palliative medicine and end-of-life care, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is the community hospice clinical site for a University of Kansas Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.

Founded in 2005, the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship demonstrates Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s expertise and commitment to develop physicians with specialty-level training in symptom control, communication, ethics and many other topics related to caring for patients with serious or terminal illnesses.

The hospice and palliative medicine fellowship aims to provide an evenly balanced hospice and palliative medicine experience. Fellowships last one year and include rotations in the inpatient hospice, home care and hospital settings.

Rotations include:

  • Inpatient rotations at Kansas City Hospice House™
  • Home and long-term care visits to hospice and palliative care patients with KCH&PC.
  • A pediatric rotation with the Carousel pediatric hospice and palliative care program’s home care team.
  • In addition, fellows will rotate through inpatient palliative care consultation at University of Kansas Medical Center and North Kansas City Hospital, NorthCare Hospice experiences, palliative care ambulatory outpatient clinics, and have the opportunity to tailor elective time to areas of interest.

In 2008, the program applied for the first accreditation from the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The current program is designed according to the voluntary guidelines set by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

A weekly lecture series is designed for the fellowship and covers the most important topics in palliative medicine. The series consists of two single-hour sessions, 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursdays at Kansas City Hospice House™, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO (see map).

The series is open to health care professionals in the community, and CEUs are available for all meetings. View the calendar including the next lectures and other upcoming events for health care professionals.

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, the fellowship participates in the ERAS application system. If you have questions about the fellowship, please visit the University of Kansas Palliative Fellowship site or contact Allison Netson, fellowship coordinator at anetson@kumc.edu or 913-588-3807.

For more information about palliative medicine as a specialty, visit the following sites:

Our Programs

There's a long list of hospices in Kansas City, but there's only one Kansas City Hospice. Our programs provide comprehensive expert care for all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Hospice

When the focus shifts to comfort instead of treatment, care comes to your home or nursing facility with a plan tailored to your needs, including emotional and spiritual support for the whole family.

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Hospice

Palliative Home Health

When complex needs benefit from a team approach, supportive home care brings the care you need, with 24/7 nurse support for pain, stress and symptoms due to serious illness.

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Palliative Home Health

Advanced Illness Support

Beginning as early as diagnosis and at any stage of serious illness, our nurse practitioners make home visits as needed to help coordinate your care and provide expert pain and symptom management.

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Advanced Illness Support
Hospice House

Hospice House

When symptoms cannot be easily managed at home, two hospice houses provide 24/7 expert care in comfortable home-line settings where family members can be relieved of caregiving duties to focus on loved ones.

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Carousel

Carousel provides palliative and hospice care for perinatal and for babies through young adults with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists.

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Carousel
Solace House

Solace House

Our center for grief and healing supports individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal with peer group support from age 3 through adult.

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