for medical professionals
Training the next generation of medical professionals is the main mission of our institute. By doing so, we hope to expand awareness of and access to palliative care while advancing and improving the techniques used. 


Trillium Institute offers presentations on various topics for every level of medical and healthcare-related education. We offer traditional lectures (in-person and virtual), workshops, seminars, and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate healthcare students, med students, nursing students, residents, and attending physicians. Contact Sandy Reatini at if you’re interested in having our faculty present to your group or team. 


Medical students and residents who participate in hospice, palliative medicine, end-of-life care, and pain management rotations receive training that gives them the tools they need for optimal communication to patients and their families about life-defining illnesses as well as symptom management protocols. These are part of required rotations for 2nd year Michigan State University medical students and several residency programs and are available for elective experiences as well. Students, residents, or fellows interested in completing an elective, or physicians interested in shadowing experiences should contact Sandy Reatini at


We have a number of resources available to the medical community. Go to the below pages for more information. 

For more information about training opportunities, call 616-235-5106.

Palliative Medicine Roundtable

A coalition of local hospice and palliative physicians who gather regularly to collaborate, share best practices, and enjoy a meal together.   

Fellowship Program

Supporting the development of hospice and palliative medicine specialists. 


For students pursuing the Interprofessional Palliative and Hospice Care Certificate from Grand Valley State University. 

Dr. Mulder encourages us as students to see patients as people and to confront death in a dignified and expected fashion.
Medical Student


“The fellowship has blessed my life in ways I never thought possible. I am not only a better physician because of it, but I feel that I am a better human.”

—Justin Voorhees, MD