Education

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Texas Children's Hospital is the main site for the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship Program. Texas Children's Hospital is a 600 bed quaternary care, free-standing pediatric hospital within the Texas Medical Center (TMC) that houses an emergency department, multiple acute care floors for general pediatric as well as pediatric subspecialty care, pediatric intensive care units and step-down units, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a cardiovascular intensive care unit, in addition to a vast array of operating suites and outpatient clinics.

The Pavilion for Women at Texas Children's Hospital houses a state of the art fetal diagnostic and fetal surgery program. Texas Children's Hospital cares for patients with a breadth of clinical diagnosis and from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Texas Children's Hospital is nationally ranked in 10 subspecialties, is accredited by The Joint Commission, and carries Magnet Status for nursing.

The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) is an interdisciplinary palliative care team which provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients at Texas Children's Hospital and the Pavilion for Women to assist with goals of care, complex care coordination, advanced symptom management, anticipatory grief and bereavement support, and end of life care. PACT consists of attending physicians, nursing, social work, chaplaincy and child life. All attending physicians are board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine are faculty members of the Section of Palliative Care in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. PACT has support for research and quality improvement work through the Section of Palliative Care.

Rotations during the one year clinical fellowship include:

  • Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Advanced Care Team (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Bootcamp and Interdisciplinary Care Team
  • Research / Quality Improvement
  • Houston Hospice (pediatric and adult)
  • Health Bridge – Long Term Care
  • Pain Management
  • Elective

In addition to direct patient care, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of educational programs including didactic sessions and journal clubs, online learning modules, small group learning, and bedside teaching.

The Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship was accrediated by the ACGME in January of 2017 – The program participates in The Match and accepts applications through ERAS. For more information, please visit the Baylor College of Medicine fellowship page.