May 11, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FME1 4040/F - Inpatient Palliative Medicine

Cr Hrs: 7
Session Length: 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 7 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. This elective in inpatient palliative medicine will introduce students to the philosophy and practice of palliative care. Students will learn how to consider caring for the mind, body, and spirit of each patient they encounter and how this can be applied to all medical specialties. Emphasis will be placed on difficult and complex discussions of outcomes and treatment options in critically ill and medically complex patients. We will also practice managing symptoms such as malignant pain, nausea, respiratory distress, agitation following terminal extuabtion, etc. There will also be an emphasis on how we, as providers, can better inform patients of their treatment options and make recommendations based on their preferences. 

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Saint Francis Hospital
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of (FME1-3001/F or FME2-3001/F or FME3-3001/F or FME4-3001/F) 

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Jeffery Nelson -
Fall - Additional Instructor 1: Jeanne Jemison
Spring - Instructor of Record: Jeffery Nelson -
Spring - Additional Instructor 1: Jeanne Jemison
Course Coordinator: Sharon Tabachnick - - 901-448-7574

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: No
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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