Optional Enrichment Electives

Care of the Seriously Ill

The “heart and soul” of this elective is the visits you will schedule with your patients. However, much of the success of this component of the course is beyond our control: it is difficult to find 50± terminally ill patients who want to participate in this course, some patients die before they are contracted some become too sick to meet their students, etc.

The main goal of this course is accepting and understanding the ultimate reality of the human condition: we are mortal. By the end of the course each student should acquire new skills and knowledge, and continually practiced (and examined) values and attitudes. In this course we hope to give you multiple opportunities to explore, to practice, to discuss and to reflect on how physicians might “Promote Excellence in the End of Life Care.”

For further information, please contact:

Daniel.Collins@umassmed.edu MSIII