Curriculum

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Pediatric Fellowship

The fellowship year includes 13 four-week block rotations. The block rotations include inpatient palliative care consults at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville. The ambulatory experiences include UF Health Proton Institute, pain management including interventional pain and outpatient pharmaceutical clinic both for adults and pediatric patients, pediatric physical and rehabilitation medicine, medically complex clinics and hospice rotations including home visits with a dedicated pediatric palliative care team as well as time spent in adult hospice house.

The fellow does a month of inpatient rehabilitation at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in lieu of visiting skilled nursing facilities.

Facilities

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital is a dedicated pediatric facility with 216 pediatric beds. There are 20 pediatric intensive care unit beds and 24 intermediate care beds. There is also a 48-bed neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital houses an oncology unit, a bone marrow transplant unit, a neuro-diagnostic unit which has 24-hour EEG capacity, a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization laboratory and a comprehensive medical imaging department, which includes radiology, ultrasound, CT and MRI.

The Wolfson Children's Hospital provides technologically advanced, family-centered inpatient care. Its design and layout de-emphasize typical hospital-like features, which some children and parents may find threatening. There is a conference room and a consultation room on each floor. Wolfson Children's Hospital embodies our community's commitment to children's health and to pediatric education and research.

UF Health Jacksonville

UF Health Jacksonville

UF Health Jacksonville is a 695-bed private, not-for-profit medical, teaching and research facility serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

As an innovator in health care, UF Health Jacksonville provides state-of-the-art services. These include a regional pediatric trauma center, regional level III neonatal intensive care unit, developmental evaluation program and a stabilization unit for children requiring inpatient psychiatric care. This hospital is also the first in Florida and one of the few in the nation to have a state-of-the-art proton beam cancer treatment facility on its campus.

UF Health Jacksonville has become one of the finest teaching hospitals in the Southeast, due largely to the affiliation with the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville. This affiliation has served to further develop the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville medical residency programs offered on the Jacksonville campus. In addition, as the area's safety net hospital, it offers our trainees the chance to work with patients from varied socio-economic groups, thus exposing them not only to greater diversity, but also help them understand the impact social determinants of health have on healthcare delivery.

UF Health Jacksonville's greatest achievement is the successful integration of patient care, education and research with the medical services of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. With about 3,400 employees to service the health needs of the region, UF Health Jacksonville meets its commitment to excellence in medical education and quality medical care.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, located on the campus of UF Health Jacksonville, is a state-of-the-art radiation oncology facility offering proton therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and conventional radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is one of a few proton therapy facilities operating in the nation and the only proton therapy facility in the Southeast U.S.

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute opened in 2006 as the 4th multi-room clinical proton therapy facility in the United States and has thus far successfully treated over 6,500 patients.

Community Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Florida

Community Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Florida (CHNE) is a not-for-profit hospice serving over 1300 patients on a daily basis within the five county region of northeast Florida. CHNE is a leader in providing hospice care to both pediatric and adult patients. CHNE has five free standing hospice units in the community, contracts with local hospitals and long-term care facilities for hospice beds, home-based teams and bereavement services.

Brooks Rehabilitation

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital is a regional comprehensive rehabilitation center for children and adults with acute and chronic neurological conditions, including strokes and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

Research

Every spring, a Research Day is held on campus, with residents and fellows from all disciplines presenting their work. Well-designed studies conducted in collaboration with the faculty have resulted in residents and fellows presenting their research at regional, national and international meetings.