Education & Rounds



Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.



The Cathy Kelly Classroom, 4th floor, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray St.


Getting there

You will need to ask the receptionist to give you access to the classroom.

  • These are didactic sessions attended by all residents and medical students on a palliative care rotation at UHN or Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Attendance is mandatory unless you have other scheduled clinic or academic half-days during this time, or have attended them previously.
  • Suggested and required pre-reading is available online
  • Different topics are covered each week.
  • Check with the staff physicians you are working with as to whether you are expected to return to PMH after the session – this will depend on how busy the service is.

Journal Club

  • The Palliative Care Journal Club provides a forum for learners to present a topic in palliative care of interest to them stemming from cases encountered during the Palliative Care rotation.
  • Journal Club takes place most Mondays, at 8:30 am in Room 16 – 728 on the 16th floor of PMH.
  • It is attended by the interprofessional team including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other interested parties (usually 10 – 15 people).
  • Attendance is mandatory. Each resident, medical student or fellow on rotation for 2 weeks or longer is expected to present.
  • Dr. Ernie Mak coordinates and supports learners for Journal Club; coordinate a date and topic for presentation with him in the first week of your rotation.


General Guidelines for Presentations

  • Case-based, if possible.
  • 15 minutes of presentation.
  • 15 minutes of discussion with audience input.
  • Article may be randomized controlled trial, systemic review, meta analysis, case report/series, qualitative studies.

To see recent articles presented, go to and click on the Journal Club folder; articles are added as they are presented, reflected in the "Date Modified."​


Resources for Journal Club


Academic Rounds

Topics for rounds vary from month-to-month and may be relevant to your interests and learning needs. All are optional with the exception of Pain and Symptom Management Rounds.


Pain and Symptom Management Rounds (mandatory)8:00 – 9:00 am on the 4th Tuesday of the month18th floor in the Pencer Brain Tumour Centre meeting room.
Psychosocial Oncology Grand Rounds10:00 – 11:00 am on the 3rd Friday of the month6th floor in the PMH Auditorium
PMH Complex Case Rounds8:00 – 9:00 am on the 3rd Wednesday of the monthPMH 16th floor, Room 16 – 728
Palliative Psychiatry RoundsThursday 1:00 – 2:00 pmPMH 16th floor, Room 16 – ​728
Temmy Latner Journal Club9:00 – 10:00 am on the 1st Thursday of the monthTemmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (60 Murray St, 4th floor, Cathy Kelly Learning Centre)
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