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Frequently Asked Questions

Advanced Practice Palliative Immersion Training (APPI)

How is the Advanced Practice Palliative Immersion Training (APPI) different from Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care?

The APPI is a more intensive specialty level palliative care training program for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who are current or aspiring palliative care specialists.

The Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care is intended for interdisciplinary health care professionals who wish to optimize their skills in primary palliative care. The curriculum is designed for professionals who are practicing in various care settings such as hospitals, clinics, homes and skilled nursing facilities.

How does the registration process work?

The first step is to complete an online application form. All applications are reviewed by program directors.  Space is limited. Acceptances are made on a rolling basis.  No prior palliative care experience is necessary.  You will receive a notification of acceptance by email.  Full payment is due upon acceptance and within 14 days of the course start date.

What are the course fees and payment options?

The APPI 2020 course fee is $1800.

We accept payment by check or credit card.

Make checks payable to: Rush University Medical Center

Mail to:
Rush University Medical Center
ATTN: Section of Palliative Care
1725 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL. 60612

Credit card payments may be made by phone to Rush University Medical Center at:  888-352-7874

Hours of operations:
Monday – Friday:  8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are there any discounts or scholarships available?

We offer a group discount when 3 or more individuals from the same health care organization register for the same course or program.  To receive this discount, please contact Aliza Baron, project coordinator, before submitting payment at abaron@uchicago.edu.  We are unable to offer any scholarships at this time.

Will I receive a receipt after registering for a course?

You may request a receipt at the time of the transaction with Rush University Medical Center or from the program coordinator, Aliza Baron, abaron@uchicago.edu.

Are there any additional course fees?

There are no additional fees apart from travel expenses to attend in-person training events or conferences.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that health care professionals occasionally have changes in plans or schedules that will result in their inability to attend the program as planned.

If you wish to cancel and receive a full refund, you must submit your request in writing at least 14 days prior to the program start date.   If you submit your request within 14 days of the program start date, you are not eligible to receive a refund. However, you may elect to receive a credit toward a future program for yourself or a colleague.

Is there any pre-course work?

Yes, you will be expected to complete a pre-course self-assessment survey, and to view webinars prior to the first conference.  Once admitted to the course, you will receive an email invitation to join the course on the Canvas Learning Management System through the University of Chicago.  There you will find instructions on how to view webinars, and access a complete course schedule.

Where are the APPI conferences held?

In-person training events such conferences, simulated patient training, and clinical shadowing are held at sites across the Chicagoland area. Former conferences have been held in Chicago at Rush University Medical Center and the University of Chicago; in Mount Prospect at Amita Health Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care; in Oak Park at Rush Oak Park Hospital; and in Maywood at Loyola University Medical Center.

Is this course open to out-of-town APPs?

Out-of-town health care professionals are welcome to attend the APPI.  Please contact the program coordinator, Aliza Baron, abaron@uchicago.edu to discuss special arrangements for shadowing in the Chicagoland area or elsewhere. Out-of-town program participants would be responsible for their travel arrangements.

What is the time commitment for the APPI?

The APPI is a 3-month course designed for full-time employed APRNs and PAs.  There are 3 full days of in-person didactics and 16 hours of clinical shadowing to be arranged by trainees in accordance with their schedules.  Additional distance learning occurs through 6 weekly webinars, assigned readings and conference pre-work. We encourage trainees to discuss the time commitment with their supervisor for approval of time off.

How many CE credits may I earn through the APPI?

The APPI is approved for 26 CE credit hours earned by attending sessions and submitting evaluations of each. CE certificates are processed and emailed from Amita Health Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care.

What are the requirements for earning a certificate of course completion?

A certificate of course completion is provided to trainees who complete pre and post-course learning assessments, attend at least 80% of educational hours (didactics and shadowing), and submit a program evaluation survey.

Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care

How is Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care different from the Advanced Practice Palliative Immersion Training (APPI)?

The Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care is intended for interdisciplinary health care professionals who wish to optimize their skills in primary palliative care. The curriculum is designed for professionals practicing in various care settings such as hospitals, clinics, homes and skilled nursing facilities.

The APPI is a more intensive specialty level palliative care training program for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who are currently or aspiring palliative care specialists.

How does the registration process work?

First complete an online application form. All applications are reviewed by program directors.  Spaces are limited.  Acceptances are made on a rolling basis.  Full payment is due upon acceptance to confirm your space.

What are the course fees and payment policies?

The 2020 rates for Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care are as follows.

Physicians – $2,000
APNs (and psychologists?) – $1,800
Nurses – $800
Social Workers – $800
Chaplains – $800
Other Disciplines – please inquire.

We accept payment by check or credit card.

Make checks payable to: Rush University Medical Center

Mail to:
Rush University Medical Center
ATTN: Section of Palliative Care
1725 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL. 60612

Credit card payments may be made by phone to Rush University Medical Center at:  888-352-7874

Hours of operations:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are there any discounts or scholarships available?

We offer a group discount when 3 or more individuals from the same health care organization register for the same course or program.  To receive this discount, please contact Aliza Baron, project coordinator, at abaron@uchicago.edu before submitting payment.  We are unable to offer any scholarships at this time.

Will I receive a receipt after registering for a course?

You may request a receipt at the time of the transaction with Rush University Medical Center or from the program coordinator, Aliza Baron, abaron@uchicago.edu.

Are there any additional course fees?

There are no additional fees apart from travel expenses to attend in-person training events or conferences.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that health care professionals occasionally have changes in plans or schedules that will result in their inability to attend the program as planned.

If you wish to cancel and receive a full refund, you must submit your request in writing at least 14 days prior to the program start date.   If you submit your request within 14 days of the program start date, you are not eligible to receive a refund. However, you may elect to receive a credit toward a future program for yourself or a colleague.

Is there any pre-course work?

Yes, program participants will receive a pre-course skills survey, and invitation to join the course on the Canvas Learning Management System through the University of Chicago.  Further instructions on course pre-work will be available there along with a course syllabus.

Where are in-person training events held?

In-person training events such conferences, simulated patient encounters, professional seminars, and mentored learning community meetings are held at various sites across the Chicagoland area.  Former sessions have been held in Chicago at Rush University Medical Center and the University of Chicago; in Mount Prospect at Amita Health Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care; in Oak Park at Rush Oak Park Hospital; in Maywood at Loyola University Medical Center.

Is this courses open to out-of-town health care professionals?

Out-of-town health care professionals are welcome to attend Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care. Please make travel arrangements to attend in-person conferences.  Attendance is required for course completion. For those who prefer an entirely online course, a Self-Paced Supportive Care course is coming in 2020.

What is the time commitment?

The Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care training consists of 3 full-day interdisciplinary conferences, webinars, and Mentored Learning Community (MLC) sessions. Social workers and chaplains attend an additional Professional Seminar Series. Please see the table below for the time commitment for each profession. We encourage trainees to discuss the time commitment with their supervisor for approval of time off.

How many CE/CME credits may I earn through this course?

Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care provides 25 CE/CME credit hours for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and psychologists, and 34 CE for social workers.  CE/CME is earned for each educational hour attended and session evaluation forms submitted in a timely manner.   CE/CME may be claimed by program participants after the course has ended and post-course surveys have been received.

What are the requirements for earning a certificate of course completion?

A certificate of course completion is provided to trainees who complete pre and post-course learning assessments, attend at least 80% of educational hours across all teaching formats, and submit a program evaluation survey.

Custom, On-Site Training

Does the Coleman Palliative Medicine Training Program offer custom, on-site training?

Yes, please send us an inquiry describing your needs and group size and any other pertinent information.

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