Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Medical Education and Training Programs

The Palliative Care Program offers many educational opportunities in the form of clinical training, educational resources, and on-campus conferences.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program Leaders


Sean M. Marks, MD

Associate Professor

Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship


Jordan Bauman, MD

Assistant Professor

Director, Resident Rotation for Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Alexandria Bear, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Froedtert Hospital


Jonathan B. Gully, MD

Associate Professor

Director, Student Rotation for Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Katherine A. Recka, MD

Associate Professor

Associate Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Other Educational Opportunities

Clinical Training

The MCW Palliative Care Program offers numerous training opportunities for health care professionals including month-long rotations for medical students, residents, and fellows, and physician and nurse visiting preceptorships.

Elective Experiences

A one-month elective in Palliative Care is available for medical students, residents, and fellows from diverse specialties. Rotators spend time with the inpatient palliative care consultation service and participate in the care of the full spectrum of our patients. Rotators also work through a formal, palliative care self-study course and have the opportunity for formal communication skills training. Outpatient palliative care and hospice experiences can be arranged for those who are interested.

Schwartz Center Rounds

The Schwartz Center Rounds are a multidisciplinary forum where clinical caregivers can discuss confidential difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. Offering a safe, open and relaxed place where you can share your concerns, experiences, thoughts, and feelings.

For additional information contact Christina Olson at (414) 805-2824 or

  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, Clinical Cancer Center Conference Room M (Rm #C3100), located on the third floor of Froedtert Clinical Cancer Center at front of building. Take main lobby elevators to the 3rd floor, turn right and follow signs for conference room.
  • Led by Krista Wiger, MD
  • All Froedtert/MCW clinical caregivers invited, all disciplines
  • CMEs and CEUs awarded (for physicians)
  • A light lunch is served
Journal Club

The Palliative Care Journal Club meets twice monthly, on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm, to critically review recent research relevant to palliative care clinical practice. Palliative Care faculty, fellows, as well as medical student and resident rotators are invited to present interesting articles. Guide to presenting at journal club (PDF).

Please call (414) 805-4607 for directions.