Interested fellows are encouraged to engage in a variety of projects with an eye toward scholarly output. Recent examples of work carried about by residents, medical students and other learners, mentored by faculty in the division include: pilot of integrating palliative care into nephrology clinic; examining life-sustaining treatment and advance care directives among Chinese American decedents in the ICU; communication preferences among Chinese Americans with cancer; impact of cancer on commensality among Chinese Americans; integration of palliative care into TAVR clinic; impact of COVID on palliative care perceptions among hospital leadership. Results of such work has been presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the McGill International Palliative Care Congress. Some mentees have co-authored book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on their projects.
For qualified fellows interested in obtaining additional experience and expertise in education or clinical research there are opportunities to apply, through a competitive process, for an additional 1-2 years of funding.
The Clinical and Translational Science program at Tufts MC provides 1-2 year fellowship slots. The application opens mid-September for admission the following July. Applicants must complete an online application, available here: https://gradhlthsci.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/gsbs.
The Boston VA also accepts applicants from physicians interested in becoming educational leaders for a 2-year advanced fellowship program. Additional info available here: