Recognizing the importance of palliative care service and the shortage of trained palliative care providers, the Coleman Foundation of Chicago awarded a grant to the Chicagoland Palliative Medicine Physicians’ Collective to train medical and interdisciplinary providers at hospitals across the Chicago area.

The Mission
Improve the quality of palliative care services at hospitals in the Chicagoland area

Improve patients’ and families’ access to palliative care services

Build a supportive network of palliative care providers across Chicagoland

Coleman Palliative Medicine Fellows
20 existing fellows will become junior mentors

25 physicians, advanced practice nurses, social workers & chaplains will be accepted into cohort 2, 2015-2017

Faculty and Mentors
Interdisciplinary mentors from medicine, nursing, chaplaincy, and social work

Expert clinicians, educators and researchers in palliative care representing 10 10 leading academic medical centers, community-based hospitals, health care systems and hospices in the Chicagoland area

The Fellowship
A 2-year training designed for health care professionals consisting of bi-annual workshops focused on skill-building, one-on-one mentoring, direct observation, e-learning. Fellowship mentoring centers on creating, implementing and evaluating a sustainable practice improvement project.

To learn more about the program and how to apply please click on the following link to the program website http://colemanpalliative.uchicago.edu/

Applications are due November 1, 2014.

Sean O’Mahony MB BCh BAO, MS
Section Director Palliative Medicine
Medical Director Inpatient Services Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
Associate Professor, Department of Community, Systems
and Mental Health Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing

Stacie K Levine MD, FAAHPM Associate Professor Co-Director Palliative Medicine Fellowship Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine University of Chicago Medicine