Medical School: Universidad De Montemorelos: Nuevo León, Mexico
Internal Medicine Residency: Loyola Medicine Macneal Hospital: Berwyn, Il
Current Position: Internist and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist, Carbondale, IL
Training at MU has been one of the best decisions of my career! After interviewing at quite a few places, I ultimately decided on MU based primarily on the “fit factor.” I enjoyed the culture and people that that I worked with … from the program coordinator - who is always on top of things, to the program director - who not only teaches but takes time to individually mentor fellows, as well as the other associated physicians and staff who are truly passionate about palliative medicine.
It is understandable that while most of my time was focused on providing palliative care to cancer patients, I was not short-changed when it came to seeing other common palliative conditions. I really appreciated learning across all care settings … from home hospice and long-term care to the ED, inpatient, ICU, GIP, outpatient and telemedicine. Having elective time allowed me to specifically tailor my training to the areas that would be most relevant and beneficial to my career. I am currently incorporating these learned skills into my primary practice.
I have only good things to say about training at Mizzou, and would highly recommend the HPM Fellowship to anyone who is passionate and driven by hospice and palliative medicine.
Abdul Hannan, MD
2019 HPM Graduate
Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Pakistan
Internal Medicine Residency: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
Current Position: Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Southern Illinois University
I feel that I am wiser and a better physician, thanks to my palliative care fellowship at Mizzou and the time spent with MU’s HPM Fellowship team. In fact, I feel better equipped when I compare my skills to the skills of my peers. Of course whenever I get kudos from patients, the credit goes to MU as well!
Moreover, thank you, MU Family Medicine, very much for training / treating me well; everyone in the department was friendly, supportive and always collegial.
Taylor Cordonnier, MD
2018 HPM Graduate
Medical School: Ross University
Internal Medicine Residency: Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Current Position: Associate Medical Director, Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL
After I met and interacted with the MU Supportive and Palliative Care Team, I knew if I came to Mizzou, I’d have terrific role models and the perfect environment to learn hospice and palliative medicine.
I appreciate my experience as an HPM Fellow at MU and all the ways it prepared me for my current job at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Florida.
Anna Hulbert, MD
2017 HPM Graduate
Medical School: University Of Nebraska
Family Medicine Residency: University Of Missouri Health Care
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Palliative Medicine Outpatient Clinic, University of Missouri
MU’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship gave me the opportunity to learn from passionate providers about how to build rapport with patients and take care of even the most difficult of symptoms. I gained confidence in prescribing opioids and in advocating for patients to get the best possible care.
I’m grateful that I was invited to join MU’s Palliative Care Team after I completed my fellowship training; my job is rewarding and a great fit for my interests and skills.