Undergraduate Palliative Care at UC Irvine
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"Undergraduate Palliative Care at UCI" is designed to introduce the practice of Palliative Care to prospective pre-med undergraduates and allow them an opportunity to acquaint themselves with this multifaceted field that is unknown to many individuals in general. The interdisciplinary incorporation within Palliative Care combines chronic pain management as well as psychological comfort to achieve the ultimate objective, which is to allow patients to strive and live as comfortably as possible. The blending of multiple facets of healthcare within this particular practice allows a pro-active but extremely constructive outlook on the diversity within the medical field.
Students will be provided a compressive education in the field of palliative care medicine. Students will be engaged in constructive lectures to clarify their understanding on long term acute pain management, and chronic pain management. Students will be provided an opportunities to shadow both physicians and other clinical staff (i.e. nurses, PA's, pharmacists, social workers, etc.). Upon completion of the program, students are expected to pertain a holistic overview of the Palliative Care field.
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