Palliative Care Conferences
NYU Langone’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care offers an array of palliative care conferences as part of physician training. We also encourage fellows to attend local, regional, and national meetings.
We offer several weekly didactic conferences, including a core curriculum series, clinical case conferences, Palliative Care Journal Club, and Palliative Care Grand Rounds. Several times a year, we welcome nationally recognized guest speakers as visiting professors.
Debriefings and Self-Care
Fellows meet monthly as a group with a supportive facilitator to discuss emotional and other challenges related to their training, wellness, and self-care. Interdisciplinary team meetings and real-time debriefings are also part of the curriculum, as are NYU Langone’s Schwartz Health Care Center rounds, a multidisciplinary forum for clinical caregivers to discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. Narrative medicine and reflective writing are other components of the debriefing and self-care experience.
Our fellows participate in several bioethics training opportunities, including a clinical ethics case review and consultation program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, ethics committee meetings and case conferences at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, and presentations by bioethics guest speakers. In addition, some past fellows have participated in a yearlong bioethics certificate course during their fellowship.
Program Director Meetings and Mentoring
Fellows meet with the fellowship director individually and as a group to discuss progress, career guidance, and mentorship. Each fellow is assigned a mentor at the start of training as an additional source of support and guidance.
Our division encourages fellows to attend conferences in other specialties, including general internal medicine, pain management, geriatrics, psychiatry, critical care, and oncology, when the topics are relevant to palliative care or are of interest.
Local, Regional, and National Meetings
Each fall, fellows attend a half-day mindfulness and communication workshop held at Bellevue. In the spring, fellows take part in a full-day Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Conference hosted by NYU Grossman School of Medicine Section of Palliative Care; attend the annual John Corser Memorial Ethics Conference in New York City; present their quality improvement projects at NYU Langone’s Quality and Safety Day; and travel to the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, held in a different city each year.