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San Diego Medical Community Receives First-Ever Accredited Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Date:2/6/2009

ate Medical Education at Scripps Mercy, training physicians, medical students and other health care workers in the art and science of medicine," said Dr. Shaw. "We congratulate The Institute of Palliative Medicine on this milestone achievement."

"The accreditation signifies the importance of palliative medicine and its focus on preventing and relieving suffering for patients," said Laurel H. Herbst, MD, Chief Medical Officer at The Institute for Palliative Medicine.

Gary Buckholz, MD, Director of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at The Institute for Palliative Medicine is proud of his program's milestone. "Achieving first round accreditation from ACGME acknowledges the program's strong academic environment with expert faculty and overall ability to prepare fellows for any career in palliative medicine."

About The Institute for Palliative Medicine

Dedicated to the relief of suffering through the transformation of health care, The Institute for Palliative Medicine focuses on discovering, demonstrating and disseminating strategies for palliative care in existing health care systems locally, nationally and globally. Located on the campus of San Diego Hospice, physicians and healthcare professionals from around the globe come to The Institute for Palliative Medicine to study. The Institute helped pioneer the palliative medicine subspecialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2006. For more information, visit online at www.sdhospice.org

About Scripps Mercy Hospital

Established in 1890 by the Sisters of Mercy, Scripps Mercy Hospital serves the San Diego and Chula Vista communities. With two campuses, Scripps Mercy is the largest hospital in San Diego County and one of the 10 largest in California. Scripps Mercy is now the largest private teaching hospital in the San Diego area, and the Gradu
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