Name, Funding Source, Duration

Description and Aims

RWJF Funded or Supported Projects

Faculty Development in the Veterans Health Administration

6/1/98–6/30/00 $982,595

Establishes a faculty development program in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system to improve care for dying patients.

Medical College of Wisconsin: Improving Residency Training in EOL Care

4/1/98–3/31/99 $71,448

Pilot project (completed) for end-of-life educational interventions in internal medicine residency training programs.

Promoting End-of-Life Care Content in Medical Textbooks

4/1/98–3/31/03 $216,638

Promote inclusion of EOL content in 50 of the most commonly used medical textbooks, including both general and specialty texts.

Recommendations for EOL Issues in the Medical Licensure Examination


Bringing together the National Board of Medical Examiners with palliative care experts to review the U.S. medical licensing examination for end-of-life content and prepare questions to increase their quality and quantity.

NCI-Funded End-of-Life Education Projectsa

Teaching Palliative Care to 4th Year Medical Students

Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center

9/1/96–8/31/99 $86,523

A fourth-year clerkship in which medical students will learn how to manage medical problems in palliative care and how to function as a member of an interdisciplinary hospice team.

Palliative Care Role Model Program

Harvard University Medical School

1/1/99–12/31/99 $100,203

An educational partnership among the Division of Primary Care of Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention of HMS and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital to develop and implement a Palliative Care Role Model Program to train clinical leaders in these institutions.

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