Fellows spend four months consulting with patients and families at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Our well-established consult services see a wide variety of patients. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary rounds in oncology and critical care, as well as a palliative care IDT once a week.
In our program, you’ll spend three months at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, an 18-bed inpatient hospice unit. Here, you’ll care for patients admitted for both symptom management and end of life care. You’ll also gain a thorough understanding of hospice regulatory issues during this time. In addition, you’ll be assigned a family to follow in the community and perform home visits with members of the hospice multidisciplinary team.
You’ll spend one month at AG Rhodes Nursing and Rehab where you’ll perform palliative care consults, provide care to hospice patients and follow residents receiving rehab and long-term care. During this time, you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge to care for patients across environments and counsel families making difficult decisions.
A one-month rotation with the pediatric team at Hospice Atlanta will offer insight into the differences in caring for children with serious illnesses. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend outpatient appointments with families and attain experience in prescribing for children.
Throughout your fellowship, you’ll spend one-half day each week at our continuity clinic. The Wellstar Palliative Medicine Clinic is housed within the Comprehensive Care Clinic and sees patients from many different experiences and backgrounds.
You’ll spend one month performing palliative care consults in the community. During this time, you’ll work with patients from many different backgrounds and experiences – giving you the opportunity to develop and hone the skills you’ll need in the emerging field of palliative care.
You’ll have the opportunity to spend two months in elective rotations, which is discussed prior to the start of your year. Available rotations include:
- Advanced heart failure
- Interventional pain
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology