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Dr. James Probolus is highly involved in medical education, including medical student and resident education. In addition to serving as program director of palliative care fellowship programs at his previous institutions for more than 10 years, he was a contributing author to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's HPM Fellowship Director's Guide.
Dr. Probolus has a passion for the medical humanities with a special interest in contemplative approaches to end-of-life care. He has studied and given talks about compassion in health care settings, including its intersection with mindfulness.
He also has expertise in communication skills in serious illness.
At a previous institution, Dr. Probolus was an ethics consultant and co-chair of an ethics committee, and at Penn State Health he is part of the Bioethics Committee.
He also has a strong interest in interprofessional education, including chaplains, nurses and nurse practitioners and multiple specialties in medicine, including internal medicine, family medicine, anesthesia, palliative medicine and geriatrics. Another interest of his is in interdisciplinary team development and wellness specifically in palliative care.
Dr. James Probolus is part of the Center of Excellence in Palliative Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
He has served in multiple roles in the field of palliative care, including inpatient palliative care consultant with a complete interdisciplinary team; outpatient palliative care consultant in an embedded community cancer center palliative care program; inpatient hospice attending physician; and hospice team physician. He also has an interest in the intersection of palliative care and critical care.
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP)
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 2010
Board-certified in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 2005
Dr. James Probolus also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine.
Vital Talk Faculty Development Program
Summer Seminar in Bioethics, University of Washington
Being with Dying Curriculum, Upaya Zen Center
2012 → 2014
Harvard Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions, Participant, Harvard Macy Institute
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Fellowship, University of California at San Diego
2005 → 2006
Family Medicine, Residency, East Carolina University
2002 → 2005
MD, St. George’s University School of Medicine
… → Jul 2002
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