The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Visitor Programs

The Center for Advanced Learning invites clinicians, administrators and other interested individuals to visit the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice to receive educational experience in hospice and palliative care.  Visit types vary from a brief tour to extensive training lasting 1-3 months.  Generally, visitors participate in day-to-day clinical activities such as inpatient care or home visits and in group conferences or individual training sessions with San Diego Hospice faculty.    For more information please see the visit descriptions listed below.

Types of SDHIPM Visits:

  1. Brief Visits cater to visitors who want a tour and brief overview of SDHIPM.  These tours last 1-2 hours and do not have any other educational objectives.
  2. Specific Visits cater to visitors with specific, short-term educational objectives that can be met within 1-3 days of observation and/or instruction.
  3. The Visiting Scholars program caters to visitors with more detailed educational objectives who typically spend 1-3 weeks at SDHIPM.
  4. The Scholars in Residence Program caters to individuals pursuing an extended period of study with SDHIPM.  These visits have complex objectives and typically last 1-3 months however, longer visits can be arranged.

For additional information about the Visitor Programs please contact Sarah Davis, U.S. Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator at +1 (619) 278-6412 or e-mail:

Note: It is the policy of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, handicap or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, or services in the educational programs or activities that it operates, in accordance with civil rights legislation and agency commitment.