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Palliative Care

Overlook Family Medicine residents may choose a Palliative Care Area of Concentration (AOC) track. The three-year experience supplements the regular Family Medicine residency curriculum. The AOC mainly consists of participation in a number of ongoing palliative care activities conducted by the Overlook Medical Center Palliative Care Program. When possible, the Family Medicine schedule is adjusted to accommodate the resident's Palliative Care AOC involvement.

The AOC resident regularly attends Palliative Care Program team meetings. At the meetings, the most active palliative care and ethics consults are reviewed, with opportunities for the residents to present, and palliative care projects are planned and developed. In addition the resident attends:

  • Palliative Care inpatient consults, including family meetings
  • Monthly Schwartz Center Rounds, an innovative supportive, intensive interdisciplinary discussion of challenging clinical care scenarios and issues
  • Other palliative care program rounds, meetings and discussions:
    • Overlook Medical Bioethics Committee
    • Palliative Care trainings and programs
  • One or more of the several palliative care and ethics conferences in NJ at which Palliative Care Program members present

At the heart of the residency's Palliative Care AOC is our program's strong history and relationship with Overlook Medical Center's Palliative Care Program. Our Palliative Care track is coordinated by the co-director of Atlantic Hospice and consists of other faculty including our behavioral scientist, who consults to the Palliative Care Program, and a certified geriatrician who teaches the “Last Hours of Living” section of the annual Palliative Care training course; both are also active members of the Overlook Medical Bioethics Committee.

Whether or not residents select the Palliative Care AOC, all residents receive significant palliative care exposure. During the Community Medicine rotation in PGY-2 and PGY-3, all residents spend a week on the palliative care service, participating in consults and other activities. During the other weeks of the block, in both PGY-2 and PGY-3, residents also see patients in the Family Medicine Hospice Home Visiting Program with a Family Medicine attending who is board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine. Residents on Community Medicine rotations also attend Atlantic Hospice meetings.

 

  • Residency Coordinator

  • Phone: 908-522-2907
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100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

 

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