Professional Development in
Communication and Supportive Care

hoffmeyer presents
January 17, 2019 – October 17, 2019
This is the next generation palliative medicine training program developed by the Coleman Palliative Medicine Training Program. 

A comprehensive 10-month, interdisciplinary palliative care training program for advanced practice nurses, nurses, chaplains, social workers, physicians, and physician assistants who care for patients with complex, advanced illness.  No prior experience in palliative care is necessary.  All levels are welcome.

  • Build up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge and skills in palliative medicine and supportive care
  • Join an expanding network of palliative care providers
  • Become an influential member of the regional medical community
  • Train as an individual or a team from a health care organization

Training Period:   January 17, 2018 – October 17, 2019
Total CME/CE Credits:   28 – 33
Time Commitment:   
28 – 33 hours

Spaces have filled for the 2019 training program.  Add your name to the waitlist.
Join the mailing list to learn about upcoming training opportunities, and enroll early for the 2020 training program.

Training Schedule

January 17, 2019 and October 17, 2019
2 Full-day CME/CE Conferences on Communication Skills in Palliative Care and Resilience.


Live, interactive webinars presented monthly


Mentored Learning Communities 
virtual conferences. Take a deeper dive into webinar topics with a small group of discipline-specific professionals and faculty mentors.

1 hour, monthly – Dates TBD
CE Credits TBD

Professional Seminar Series for Social Workers and Chaplains 
meet in-person for education, support and networking. Seminars replace MLC conferences on designated months.

3 Seminars – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dates TBD
CE available


Shadow with a Palliative Medicine Specialist
Access to E-Learning for Self-Directed Study

Content Domains

Technical Aspects of Total Pain
Non-pain Symptom Management
Communication Skills
Psychosocial Assessments and Care Plans
Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
Spiritual Assessments and Care Plans
Resiliency and Wellness
Team-Based Palliative Care

Early Bird Rates*                Rates           


Physicians, Psychologists                     $ 1,000                         $ 1,100

Advanced Practice Nurses, 

Nurses, Physician Assistants,
Social Workers and Chaplains               $   800                         $   900

Institution-Based Group Discounts:

        Groups of 3 of more from the same organization receive $100 off per person and professional rate.

*Effective through November 30, 2018.

To Enroll

Step 1:  Complete Enrollment Form

Step 2:  Pay by phone with credit card or mail a check.  Payment in full is required.

By Mail

Please make checks payable to:
Rush University Medical Center
In memo line, add “Palliative Medicine Training”

Mail checks to:

Lorena Flores
Section of Palliative Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
1750 West Harrison Street, Jelke Building-604

Chicago, IL 60612

By Phone

1-888-352-RUSH (7874)  Option 1 to register for a class
Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Questions?  Contact Aliza Baron, Project Coordinator, Coleman Palliative Medicine Training Program

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