From the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.
The field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is a calling for unique professionals who desire meaning in their lives and in their profession. As HPM physicians, we are tasked with the holistic care of individuals and families, and we are also reformers in the practice of medicine and healthcare.
Our training program in HPM aims to equip our fellows with the knowledge, resources, and skill set needed to excel. We have devised a flexible schedule with a tailored curriculum and ample elective options to meet the individual fellow’s interests. Fellows have opportunities to focus on clinical, academic, research, or administrative skills. They are exposed to a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient, home, and skilled nursing settings, including a dedicated hospice inpatient facility. Additionally, opportunities lie with pediatric palliative care.
Our HPM program comprises dedicated professionals including physicians, advanced practice providers, social workers, and chaplains as part of the interdisciplinary team who are committed to training physicians to become emerging leaders in the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Our program is exceptional in the diversity of its faculty and educational experiences and is not dependent on fellows for clinical work.
The palliative medicine program permeates throughout the medical center and OSF supportive care system. We have integrated the presence of palliative medicine in medical, surgical, neurological, cardiac intensive care units, the oncology floor, and other specialized units of our level-one tertiary-care hospital.
As the program director, I am entirely invested in the success of our fellows and will be pleased to discuss our program in detail with you. Please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected].
Tayyaba Irshad, MD, MPH