Clinical Rotations

Home and Inpatient Hospice

  • Inpatient Hospice – minimum 4 weeks 
  • Hospice Homecare – minimum 4 weeks 
  • Hospice Medical Director – minimum 2 weeks 

Fellows will gain extensive experience managing hospice and palliative care patients through time spent with the Connecticut Hospice, the first hospice in the United States, as well as VITAS Hospice based in Waterbury, CT and Middlesex Hospice and Palliative Care based in Middletown, CT. Fellows will participate in a minimum of 25 hospice home visits, interdisciplinary team meetings, daily rounds, administrative meetings, and other activities with hospice team members depending on the setting. These are the primary settings currently for fellows to have exposure to pediatric hospice and palliative care patients.