Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Created at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (July 11, 2017) -The Pain & Palliative Care Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center is proud to offer a new Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship in partnership with the Hospice of the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia and Temple University Hospital. The one-year program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The mission of the fellowship is to train leaders and clinicians in the care of patients with serious illnesses. The skillset of palliative care includes expertise in pain and symptom management, communication, complex psychosocial, and end-of-life care.

“Palliative care is recognized as an integral component of high-quality cancer care,” said Molly E. Collins, MD, director of medical education for the Pain and Palliative Care Program at Fox Chase. “Unfortunately, there is a significant shortage of palliative care practitioners nationwide. Our fellowship will join an increasing number of programs training the next generation of providers in the field.”

The fellowship position includes rotations at Fox Chase, the Hospice of the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia, and Temple University Hospital. Fellows will benefit from exposure to a wide range of patients with serious illness, practicing palliative care with experienced interdisciplinary teams at these different practice sites.

The Fox Chase Cancer Center Pain & Palliative Care Program is uniquely situated within the hematology/oncology department, and has a long-standing reputation for excellence throughout the institution. Practitioners collaborate with all departments, including medicine, surgery, radiation oncology, and psychiatry, as well as across professions. The fellowship will be part of a growing number of excellent training programs at Fox Chase and will support one fellow each year.

Interested applicants can find more information at: foxchase.org/fellowships.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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