The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Center for Advanced Learning

The Center for Advanced Learning trains health care professionals in the principles and practice of palliative care. It is a teaching and research affiliate of the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. The physician faculty includes palliative medicine specialists with backgrounds in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, HIV/AIDS Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology (Hematology, Medical, Radiation, Gynecological), Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Psychiatry.  Other faculty members include nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, chaplains, and bereavement counselors, all of whom are actively involved in patient/family care. Each year, more than 1,700 healthcare students and professionals participate in clinical rotations, fellowship and continuing education programs. IPM also sponsors visiting lectureships/ professorships, visiting scholars and scholars-in-residence.

Multi-Center Collaboration

Kaplan College
Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education Campuses (KHEC), a division of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation (KHE). Kaplan College's programs combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for working adults.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Join us at Pacific College to study acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, integrative medicine, and massage. Experience the benefits of shiatsu, tui na, and Thai massage. Practice qi gong, tai ji, and meditation. Apply the principles of natural nutrition. Enjoy the company of like-minded students and expert faculty. Earn your certificate or degree and enter the rewarding professions of acupuncture, Oriental medicine, and massage. Study in San Diego, New York, or Chicago.

Point Loma Nazarene
Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective, Christian liberal arts university located in San Diego, California, with graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. Home to approximately 2,400 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students, PLNU is committed to teaching, shaping, and sending students into the world prepared to use their gifts.

San Diego State University SDSU is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The campus community is home to more than 34,000 students and approximately 6,400 faculty and staff.

Southwestern College
Established in 1961, Southwestern College is one of 109 public community colleges in the state of California and the only institute of higher education located in the southern portion of San Diego County. Its location—nestled between the City of San Diego and the U.S.-Mexico international border on a 156-acre plot—positions it to play an important role in the intellectual growth of the more than 400,000 residents that call South County home.

University of San Diego
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

University of California at San Diego School of Medicine