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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Prepare to provide care to patients with serious life-limiting illnesses in The Brock Fellowship for Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

What sets us apart?

Gain experience in inpatient palliative, ambulatory and outpatient continuity clinic, hospice and long-term care in our one-year fellowship.

Our fellows can rotate through electives in our outpatient pain management and rehabilitation clinic, memory assessment consultation clinic, palliative care consult service and Critical Care and Nephrology divisions.

What you'll learn

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Pain and symptom management

Treat acute or short-lived pain related to illness or injury as well as chronic pain

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Communication skills

Provide care at any stage of illness, manage distressing symptoms associated with life-limiting illnesses, and offer advance care planning

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Continuum of care

Work closely with the patient's medical care team to create a comprehensive plan that provides comfort and support with a focus on quality of life

See yourself in Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads region is a vibrant community with 1.7 million residents scattered across nine cities and five counties in southeastern coastal Virginia.

Miles of waterfront, historical and cultural attractions, parks and outdoor recreation areas, lively nightlife, seasonal festivals, and family-friendly entertainment make it clear that there's something for everyone here in Hampton Roads.

Tour the shared campus

One of the benefits of the school's location is the proximity to CHKD and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The shared campus gives students, residents and fellows access to educational opportunities as well as high-level subspecialty care.

At Macon and Joan Brock Virginia Health Sciences at Old Dominion University, we know life happens, and we want you to be covered when it does. That’s why we offer competitive benefits packages for our residents and fellows.

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A supportive environment

Work-life balance is important during your fellowship, and we are committed to supporting our fellows throughout their time at Macon and Joan Brock Virginia Health Sciences at Old Dominion University. Through the Wellness Works program, our residents and fellows receive the same wellness resources as our faculty and staff.

In addition, our Resident Wellness program for residents and fellows gives you access to support groups, after-hours counseling services, running clubs, leadership coaching, and more.