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Welcome To PATCH


Experience virtual PATCH training in geriatric palliative home care addressing competencies for medical students, residents and fellows!  Click here to play PATCH Match.

From 2006-2010, the PATCH program provided geriatric palliative home care for elderly who were nearing the end of life and suffering with multiple, chronic medical problems.  PATCH palliative care services sought to optimize quality of life through services addressing medical and psychosocial needs and varying from longitudinal care to sub-acute care and consultation.  PATCH also trained medical students, residents and fellows at the University of Chicago through home visits, lectures, independent study modules and online learning activities.  Although PATCH services were discontinued in the summer of 2010, the curriculum remains online as a resource for other trainees.  For those unable to participate in this unique clinical training opportunity, play PATCH Match.






Supported by a grant from the Aetna Foundation