Research & Teaching
We believe that developing each fellows’ skills as educators is an important part of the palliative medicine fellowship. The MMC Department of Medical Education and the MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence provides extensive opportunities for tour fellows to expand their skills. Fellows are encouraged to partake in these conferences as well as asynchronous learning opportunities.
A distinguishing feature of the Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship is its association with the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, (CORE) at Maine Medical Center’s Research Institute. The Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Rebecca Hutchinson, actively conducts research and is an investigator at CORE. There are many opportunities for our fellows to engage in research related to their interests in palliative medicine. All fellows are expected to complete a scholarly project. In the recent past fellows have done quality improvement projects, quantitative research, and developed business models to use in future work environments. Here are a few posters from fellow work in the recent years: