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Fellowship training consists of a one-year, clinically focused experience. The program provides fellows with insight and skill in the assessment and management of patients with serious illnesses in varied inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

Upon completion of the fellowship, participants will demonstrate proficiency in six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies, which are:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice


Inpatient palliative medicine consult service Four months
Inpatient palliative care unit Two months
Home hospice Two months
Long-term care One month
Elective One month
Ambulatory clinic Half day/week for 10 months
Pediatric subspecialty advanced illness experience (includes transition complex care clinic peds/adults, peds hematology/oncology and peds palliative consult service) One month
Research One month
Hospice - Half month longitudinal, once a week during non-inpatient rotation (long term care, pediatric, elective, research)  


Available elective rotations

  • Interventional pain
  • Ethics
  • Medicine subspecialties (CCM, pulmonary, oncology, etc.)
  • Home palliative care
  • Other electives may be arranged on request