Hospice Students

Hospice Students

“Hospice” isn’t a place, but a system of care…and third year med students are finding out what it’s all about as they visit dying patients in their homes as part of a USF College of Medicine clerkship. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV follows a pair of students on their visits and finds out how the experience affects them.

Hospice Students

An unusual clerkship at the USF College of Medicine takes students out of the classroom and puts them in the home of a terminal patient. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM shows you how the hospice experience is creating more empathetic future physicians.

Video Extras


Dr. Kira Zwygart from the USF Dept. of Family Medicine talks about what students get out of the hospice experience during their third year clerkship.

Third year USF Medical School students Adam Winkler and Caroline Nu Nguyen share their opinions on the hospice experience and how it affected them both educationally and personally.

Dr. Robert Walker, a USF Professor of Internal Medicine & LifePath Hospice physician, answers the question: what is hospice care?

Dr. Walker talks about the long-term relationship between the USF College of Medicine and LifePath Hospice.

More Information: 

Barbara Brooks, M.A., Coordinator, Primary Care Clerkship
USF College of Medicine Dept. of Family Medicine
813-974-8482 bbrooks@health.usf.edu
LifePath Hospice
813-871-8111 / 1-800-209-2200 Toll-Free

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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