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Education & Training Services

The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc. (JDT), the educational ally of Connecticut Hospice, was established in 1979 to provide a vehicle for sharing hospice and palliative care philosophy, experience and skills with students, health care professionals, administrators, caregivers, and the community. 

The JDT Hospice Institute offers high-quality continuing education services to physicians and nurses and is accredited to award both CMEs (Continuing Medical Education) and CNEs (Continuing Nursing Education). The Institute is also a premier clinical rotation site and annually host over 300 students from prestigious universities located both in and out of Connecticut and Around the World.

Clinical Rotations, Internships, Clinical Experiences

JDT offers opportunities to engage in over 35 customized clinical experiences and over 30 clinical rotations, including but not limited to Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Spiritual Care, and Art & Music Therapies.

Capacity and Scope of Clinical Partners

JDT welcomes more than 325 students a year through partnerships with many of the country’s most  prestigious universities and international teaching hospitals such as Columbia University School of Nursing, New York University School of Social Work, UCONN School of Pharmacy, Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Yale Summer Bioethics Program, Fairfield University, Albertus Magnus University, Lesley University (Boston, MA), Yale Divinity School, Dominican Order of the Catholic Church Seminary (Wash. DC), and Higashi Sapporo Hospital.

Medical Program Accreditation Services for MD, DO, PA, APRN Professionals

  • JDT is an approved provider of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (CMEs) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Nation-wide accreditation services for medical programs  

Nursing Program Accreditation Services for RN, BSM, MSM Professionals

JDT is approved to provide Nursing Program Accreditation Services by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Contact Information

For more information about partnering with the JDT Institute to accredit continuing education programs, or to arrange clinical site rotations or clinical experiences, please contact Mary Fitzgerald by email at [email protected], or by telephone at 203-315-7502. JDT is located within Connecticut Hospice’s beautiful inpatient waterfront facility in Branford, Connecticut 15 minutes north of New Haven.

Please Support Us

As a not-for-profit, we depend on generous donors to help us provide customized services and therapies that aren’t completely covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance. 

Please make a gift to help us sustain the highest standard of care.

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Contact Admissions

Admissions may be scheduled seven days a week.
Call our Centralized Intake Department: (203) 315-7540.

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