PCLC at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
LocationSan francisco, CA
Kara BischoffMD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Division Chief for Outpatient Palliative Care
Brook CaltonMD, MHS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care Specialist
Laura SchoenherrMD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Interim Associate Chief, Inpatient Palliative Care Services
Bridget SumserMD, Social Worker, Palliative Care Program
The UCSF Palliative Care Program provides interdisciplinary palliative care consultation at a major academic medical center. Our program works across settings, including hospitals, clinics, and home care, and integrates the services of hospital medicine with a cancer center and office of population health. UCSF also offers a pediatric palliative care consultation service and perinatal palliative care program. We are known for our robust palliative care research and implementation science program, and for our strong focus on team and trans-disciplinary care. We are experienced at teaching palliative care program development to all disciplines at all levels.
Key benefits of training with UCSF also include access to:
- All curriculum areas, including PCLC Pediatrics
- A unique look at a hospitalist-led palliative care consultation service
- Experience in integrating palliative care into the ICU environment, population health, and sub-specialty practices, including a cancer center
- Assessment tools, protocol orders, and data collection instruments—including integration with the EHR
- Expertise in building partnerships with community service organizations
- Experience in developing inpatient comfort-care beds and community-based palliative care services within a safety net health system
- A veteran palliative care program providing services across the continuum for both adults and children
Other Locations & Training Dates
An early adopter and national leader in delivering quality hospice services, Bluegrass is a pioneer in developing new program models that respond to the evolving needs of seriously ill patients and their families . It also has a rich history of exploring models that are both high quality and financially sustainable. . . .
- Sep 7–8, 2021
- Nov 10–11, 2021
With program longevity of 18 years, and the early development of clinics, the program at Fairview is part of a large nonprofit health care system working in hospitals, primary and specialty clinics, home care, hospice, and senior services. It has a strong focus on rural and community hospitals . . .
- Sep 13–14, 2021
- Oct 11–12, 2021
Mount Carmel was one of the first PCLCs and has trained over 175 teams. Its hospice services and palliative care services are provided in acute palliative care units, consultatively across all hospitals, and in the community, from private residences to long-term care facilities and more . . .
The largest integrated health system in New York State, based on patient revenue, and the 14th-largest health care system in the United States. Inpatient palliative care teams, outpatient practices, and post-acute services are fully integrated to deliver care across the system . . .
- Sep 22–24, 2021
A not-for-profit health care system with a focus on community-based palliative care. In addition to its nine hospitals, Presbyterian’s system includes a multi-specialty medical group and a statewide health plan. The system is also known nationally for integrating health care financing and delivery . . .
- Sep 30–Oct 14, 2021
- Oct 20–21, 2021
A mature program with a large scope, breadth of expertise, and diverse patient populations. Provides services that include inpatient consultations at three hospitals and inpatient palliative care units; and community-based palliative care services, such as a supportive care and survivorship clinic and telehealth research program . . .
- Oct 27–28, 2021
- Dec 7–8, 2021
UVA’s extensive palliative care program includes an office based palliative care clinic associated with an inpatient consultation service, as well as home and inpatient hospices. It has a large outpatient service embedded in both the oncology and heart-failure clinics. It is also a leader in EMR integration. . . .
A statewide safety-net hospital and Level 1 trauma center with palliative care services, including a palliative care unit, inpatient consultation, and an outpatient supportive care clinic. The inpatient consultative service provides care for patients in all of VCU’s clinical spaces, including acute care medicine, the emergency department, surgery, trauma, and intensive care units . . .
- Sep 23–24, 2021
- Nov 18–19, 2021