Young doctor in at-home visit advising wife and husband (who is bed bound)

Education and Training

Palliative Care McGill offers rich undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional education programs that draw on the expertise of our interdisciplinary teams and highlights our attention to integrated, holistic care.

Our undergraduate medical education program provides a general orientation to palliative care followed by sessions on a variety of topics including Impact of Cancer on Families, Caring for Dying Patients at Home and End of Life Care for the Pulmonary Patient.

Accredited by the College of Family Physicians, the Enhanced Year in Palliative Care requires applicants to have completed residency in Family Medicine. Our Enhanced Skills year ensures the development of a new generation of palliative care consultants. Enhanced Skills residents benefit from access to specialty clinics in advanced cancer pain, cancer rehabilitation, cachexia, and lymphedema as well as a wide variety of individualized rotations.

Our biennial, interdisciplinary Continuing Professional Development workshop is held in alternate years with the McGill International Palliative Care Congress. This day-long workshop features expert clinicians from palliative medicine, palliative nursing, neurology, psychiatry, and psychology.

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