Welcome to the Palliative Care Program
Welcome to the Palliative Care Program at Froedtert Hospital. We're committed to improving care for the seriously ill and dying through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative educational, research, and clinical care programs. We provide clinical care to seriously ill patients at Froedtert Hospital, a 450-bed academic non-profit tertiary care hospital, the primary teaching hospital for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical care is coordinated through a clinical consultation service, inpatient unit, and outpatient clinic. The Program was recognized by the American Health Association's Circle of Life Award in 2004.
Fast Facts & Concepts
Fast Facts and Concepts provide concise, practical, peer-reviewed and evidence-based summaries on key palliative care topics important to clinicians and trainees caring for patients facing serious illness. They were started in 2000 by Eric Warm, MD, as a palliative care teaching tool at the University of Cincinnati. They were subsequently adopted as a standard feature of the National End-of-Life Residency Education Project by David Weissman, MD, who is a professor emeritus at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Until 2014, Fast Facts and Concepts were published by the End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC; now closed) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Since January of 2015, they have been published on the Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin’s website.
Its audience expands beyond all 50 states in the USA to more than 15 countries. Besides being utilized as a just-in-time clinical and education tool, they are also utilized to onboard new palliative care clinicians as well as a board preparation tool for new Hospice and Palliative Medicine physicians. Dr. Sean Marks, a MCW Palliative Care physician faculty is the current editor-in-chief of Fast Facts and Concepts. In addition to Dr. Marks and Dr. Weissman, Dr. Mary Rhodes and Dr. Christopher Lawton are heavily involved in editing new Fast Facts and updating the content of already available Fast Facts.
Fellowship in Palliative Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin's Palliative Care Program is a nationally recognized leader in palliative medicine. Our one-year, adult clinical fellowship program is an ACGME accredited fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and trains physicians to become skilled clinician-educators in preparation for a career in academic palliative medicine or community practice.
Education for Health Care Professionals
The Palliative Care Program offers many educational opportunities, in the form of clinical training, educational resources, and on-campus conferences. Extensive educational training to medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty is offered by the Program along with community outreach efforts.
Palliative Care Program
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Suite 4036
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-4607 | (414) 805-4608 (fax)