Education & Rounds

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.

It is attended by the interprofessional team including the physicians and nurses.

Attendance is mandatory. Each resident, medical student or fellow on rotation for 2 weeks or longer is expected to present. Dr. Andrea Weiss coordinates and supports learners for Journal Club. You will be provided with your journal club date prior to the start of your elective.

General Guidelines for Presentations

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


Resources for journal club


Teaching sessions and academic rounds​

Palliative care half-day teaching for medical students

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

Where: The Cathy Kelly Classroom, 4th floor, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex, 60 Murray Street.

Getting there: You will need to contact 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 Temmy Latner Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Attendance is mandatory.
  • Different topics are covered each week.
  • Suggested and required pre-reading is available online at University of Toronto Libraries.
  • Check with the staff physicians you are working with as to whether you are expected to return to TGH after the session – this will depend on how busy the service is.


Palliative care teaching for residents and fellows

When: Please see the schedule sent to you by our administrative assistant.

Where: Usually in the office of the staff who is teaching.

  • These teaching sessions take place 2 – 3 times per week and cover a wide range of topics in palliative care.
  • Sessions vary between case-based and didactic format.


Academic Rounds

Topics for rounds vary from month to month and may be relevant to your interests and learning needs.

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.
PMH Complex Case Rounds (optional)8:00 – 9:00 am on the 3rd Wednesday of the monthPrincess Margaret, 16th floor, Room 16 – 728
Temmy Latner Journal Club (optional)9:00 – 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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