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…End-of-Life Care in a Public Hospital
Please contact Dr. Anne Kinderman (kindermana@medsfgh.ucsf.edu)

We are seeking highly motivated medical students to work with us on an ongoing project to assess different providers’ perceptions of the quality of end-of-life care provided to diverse patients at a public hospital (San Francisco General).

Job:
Join in an ongoing project to implement and analyze providers’ responses to a web-based survey regarding the care of patients at the end of life.  Depending on the start date, the job will involve implementing the follow-up survey (Feb-Mar 2011), then analyzing the data collected.  Prior students have used the Pathways to Discovery Program for additional supporting funds and research expertise, which is an ideal arrangement to enhance learning and mentoring.

Rewards:
Collaboration on potential dissemination of our findings, either in poster, presentation, or paper format.  This is an excellent opportunity for students that may be interested in qualitative research in palliative medicine, or research in interdisciplinary differences among healthcare providers.  The level of participation is flexible and includes the possibility of working longitudinally, potentially during

Collaborators:
Anne Kinderman, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco; Director, Supportive & Palliative Care Service, San Francisco General Hospital, students are encouraged to utilize other resources through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI; http://ctsi.ucsf.edu/) or the Pathways to Discovery Program (http://medschool.ucsf.edu/pathways/) for additional support for data analysis and technical support.

Updated: February 9, 2011