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Medical student to study physician role in advance care planning

Amanda Lam, a second-year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will complete a summer fellowship with Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) to learn about the role of the physician in advance care planning. Lam’s findings will enable HCW to refine its strategies for engaging physicians, including assisting in the development of physician continuing medical education (CME) and performance improvement CME. Funding for this project is generously provided by the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.

Lam’s interest in palliative and hospice medicine led her to HCW. Prior to medical school, she worked at Epic and Sagacious Consultants. She has volunteered for Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care since 2011 and completed training in Home Care, Inpatient, Grief Services, Vigil, and Life Review. She also worked for the UW Center for Patient Partnerships providing advocacy services. Lam currently is co-leading a newly formed Palliative Care Student Interest Group at her medical school.

The name “Honoring Choices Wisconsin” is used under license from Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation.

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