Mid-career general surgeon shares what inspired her to do a fellowship in HPM, and encourages others to acquire palliative care skills.

In a recent episode of "The Podcast by KevinMD", Kevin Pho, MD, interviews Pringl Miller, MD, who started her career as a general surgeon. She shares the inspiration behind doing a hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) fellowship twelve years into her career — becoming one of 80 general surgeons with a certification in HPM. She believes there is a lot of synchrony between the two fields and encourages others to develop palliative care skills for better patient care (e.g. communication skills).

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