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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Created at Fox Chase Cancer Center

July 11, 2017

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.

       

The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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. 
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