Rotation Schedule

We encourage a healthy work/life balance! The schedule is very manageable. The fellowship hours are typically during the day only from Monday to Friday except Thursday when we have ambulatory clinic in the morning. Thursday afternoon are allotted as dedicated time to pursue research/ education/ scholarly activities.

Call schedule is minimal, and fellows are allotted a day-off when they come in on a weekend once a month on the inpatient consult service. Besides the three-week vacation, national holidays, most weekends off, fellows enjoy traveling for conferences and attending courses.

Suggested Schedule

SFMC Inpatient Palliative Medicine Consult Service: Four and a half months.

Hospice Rotation: Two and a half months. This is divided between a month of home hospice and one and a half months of Inpatient Hospice.

Long-Term Care: Three-week rotation.

Pediatric Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital of Illinois: Four weeks.

Electives: Three months, divided as:

  1. Interventional and Chronic Pain Management: 2-week rotation.
  2. Addiction Medicine: 2-week rotation.
  3. Additional Electives: Options for electives are:
    • Oncology
    • Geri psychiatry
    • Pastoral Care
    • Ethics
    • Cardiology/CHF
    • Pulmonary & Critical Care
    • Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Weekly Longitudinal Outpatient Palliative Medicine Clinic: At OSF Cancer Support Services, half day each week through the year.

Dedicated Research Time: 160 hours through the year is dedicated to a research project, scholarly activities submission for publication generally expected by year-end.

Contact Us

Jenny Doerr
Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Tayyaba Irshad, MD, MPH
Program Director
[email protected]

Fax: 309-624-4611