The Waco Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is designed to help alleviate patient suffering for those experiencing serious illness through high-quality pain and symptom management, patient-centered care, and by providing support for patients or family members and friends. It offers:
- Excellent clinical consultation
- Comprehensive educational programs
- Innovative research and ongoing performance improvement
The Waco Family Medicine / Baylor Scott and White - Hillcrest Palliative Care Program formally began in 2014 with an inpatient consult model. Toward the end of 2017, medical residents began rotations with the inpatient consultation service, which now includes board-certified physician consultants, board-certified nurse practitioners, and an experienced multidisciplinary team. The program now also includes outpatient and home hospice consultations, training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows, and a wide range of research and quality improvement activities.