Student Opportunities

The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging offers a variety of student opportunities across several disciplines, including social work, engineering, and geriatrics & palliative medicine. We invite you to explore how your passions, skills, and interests could be strengthened by joining the Institute's team. Contact us to learn more about customized programs for legal students and nursing students.


**New Offer for Students!**

We are excited to offer a new graduate-level practicum placement for students in their final year of studies in the following disciplines: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (doctoral-level), Counseling Psychology (master-level), and Social Work (master-level). 

About the Program: Flourish Behavioral Health Graduate Internship Program is a one-year, paid internship that trains students to provide care coordination and behavioral health interventions while working with older adults in rural Kentucky. Placements begin Fall 2018.

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Practicum Placement
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Engineering Capstone

Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The University of Louisville Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is a one-year, post graduate education program for physicals who are interested in learning more about Palliative Medicine in a customizable and interdisciplinary environment. Fellows can choose rotations at either the University Hospital, a Level-One Trauma Center in the region, and the VA Medical Center. Residents in this program are also given ample exposure and experience working with Hosparus, the community hospice organization serving Kentucky and Indiana.

In addition, fellows can choose electives in a variety of areas to expand and deepen their expertise as Palliative medicine practitioners. Example elective topics include: Grief and Bereavement, Chaplaincy, Geriatrics, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Palliative Care, Wound Care, Research, and Interventional Pain Management. As well, fellows gain experience in working with interdisciplinary care teams that encompass professional in Medicine, Pharmacy, Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Nursing, Social Work, Chaplaincy, and Psychology.

Program specifics and application instructions are located on the UofL Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program website.

UofL Palliative Medicine Fellows

2017 - 2018 Cohort      

Sarah A. Safadi, MD

Palliative Medicine Fellow, 
UofL School of Medicine

   Derrick Strunk, MD

Palliative Medicine Fellow, 
UofL School of Medicine

 

2016 - 2017 Cohort
     

Andrew Lally, MD

Palliative Medicine Fellow, 
UofL School of Medicine

Kimberly Leake, MD

Palliative Medicine Fellow, 
UofL School of Medicine