Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Created at Fox Chase Cancer Center


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Molly E. Collins, MD

Molly E. Collins, MD

The Pain & Palliative Care Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center is offering 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 1-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 skill set of palliative care includes expertise in pain and symptom management, communication, complex psychosocial skills, and end-of-life care.

Shortage of Practitioners

“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. 

Practitioners collaborate with all departments. The pain and palliative medicine fellowship will support one fellow each year.

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



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