Education & Training

Our palliative care educational programs aim to train the next generation of providers and to increase the number of physicians specifically trained for palliative medicine. We focus on innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care, addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual and social concerns that arise with advanced illness. In addition to clinical training, we provide research training and academic experiences to enrich knowledge in the field of palliative medicine.

Fellowship and Training Programs

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Adult) Fellowship Program: Our one-year ACGME-accredited program is open to applicants who have trained in a variety of medical specialties (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Int Med/Peds, Neurology). We offer three adult positions per year.
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship - Pediatric Track: Our ACGME-accredited program is open to applicants who have trained in pediatrics. We offer one pediatric position per year.
  • Geriatric-Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program: Our ACGME-accredited program is an innovative two-year, integrated training program that leads to Board eligibility in both Geriatric and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. We offer one position per year.
  • Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program in Hospice and Palliative Care: In addition to physician training, we offer a one-year comprehensive post-graduate fellowship program that allows new graduates and experienced nurse practitioners to acquire clinical expertise in hospice and palliative care through a variety of clinical, educational and research opportunities during their training. We offer one NP position per year.
  • Pharmacy Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency: This one-year program offers trainees a wide array of clinical experiences in pain and symptom management while affording opportunities for collaboration with renowned clinicians and experts in research and education.

Resident Education

Physicians must provide compassionate, individualized care for dying patients. The special needs of dying patients and their families are best addressed through dedicated training under the direction of experienced hospice faculty. During this block rotation, residents are introduced to multidisciplinary care for dying patients and their families. This elective is available for residents at the HO2/3 levels.