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NEW! Palliative & Hospice Medicine Fellowship Program - UPMC Altoona

The UPMC Altoona Palliative and Hospice Medicine Fellowship is a dually accredited program that is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 year. The program is a multi-site one year program that integrates education, research, and clinical services to train physicians who are committed to providing comfort and supportive care to patients and their families when facing terminal and chronic complex illnesses. The primary site of training is UPMC Altoona. Fellows become an active member of the Palliative Care team and are exposed to a wide range of patients in multiple settings. Other training sites include Valley View Home, Home Nursing Agency Hospice, Family medicine office, and Palliative Ambulatory Clinic.

  • Start date: July 1, 2015
  • Deadline: January 1, 2015
  • Institution: UPMC Altoona
  • Contact name/email: Marika Haranis;
  • Contact address: 501 Howard Ave Suite F-2 Altoona, PA 16601

Prerequisites: Requirements for US citizens and permanent residents

  • Curriculum vita
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcript/COMLEX transcript
  • Valid ECFMG certificate if an international medical graduate
  • Three (3) recent clinical letters of recommendation (one should be from the residency program director)
  • Personal statement explaining your interest in palliative medicine as a subspeciality

Comments: Applicants must have completed an ACGME- or AOA-accredited residency program in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, or surgery.

NEW! Fellowship Opportunity in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Parkview Medical Center

It is a pleasure to introduce you to the new Parkview Osteopathic Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program in Pueblo, Colorado. A location that is two hours from skiing and minutes away from water sports, beautiful Pueblo Colorado is an amazing location to complete a fellowship. Parkview Medical Center is in collaboration with Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care (SdCHPC) and Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine/Rocky Mountain Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institutions (OPTI). By combining the faculty and curriculum development strengths of these institutions a variety of inpatient and outpatient training opportunities, a diverse patient base, commitment and enthusiasm from the faculty and institutions, we will be able to create an outstanding fellowship program. We strive to provide a challenging yet supportive atmosphere, where autonomy and supervision are in dynamic balance. We are committed to producing well-trained fellows who will constantly pursue excellence. This program is truly a unique training opportunity in a beautiful location, fueled by a proactive and collaborative team spirit with a passion for care for both seriously ill and dying patients.

DO from an accredited medical school, Successful completion of an Osteopathic Internal Medicine Program
Must successfully obtain and maintain American Osteopathic Association (AOA) registration and American College of Osteopathic Internist (ACOI) registration or American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).

For more information please contact:
Khrystina Elomari
Fellowship Program Coordinator

NEW! Fellowship Opportunity in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The fellowship Program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City is accepting applications for 2015-2016. The multidisciplinary palliative care team integrates education, research, and clinical services into the delivery of care for patient with serious illness and their families. Nationally renowned faculty members teach in this evidence-based training program. The program is designed for clinicians who wish to practice in both academic as well as community settings. Space is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

For more information please contact;
Tavia Bryan-Samuels
Program Coordinator
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is delighted to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality.

This paid research opportunity at the Library of Congress is open to qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship designed to continue Dr. Larson's legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. The fellowship seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. It provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center.

Apply for the Larson Fellowship by visiting: The John W. Kluge Center

King’s College London Scholar

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen in support of research at King’s College, London (KCL). Research may be in any of the disciplines offered by the University for periods of 3-6 months. Candidates will be selected by the Fulbright Commission and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to receive a grant to be used towards related travel and maintenance costs.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Directory:

The AAHPM provides an alphabetical listing of fellowship programs in the United States. For each listing there is information about who is sponsoring the fellowship, the current status of the program, the start date, duration, number of fellows accepted each year, as well as information on who to contact.

Social Work Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
The Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care

We are pleased to once again offer a one year postgraduate Social Work Fellowship in palliative and end-of-life care through the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care (DPMPC) at Beth Israel Medical Center. The training program provides experience in the multidimensional assessment and care of patients, in multiple practice sites (an inpatient pain, palliative care and hospice unit, inpatient consultation service and an ambulatory practice) along the continuum of serious illness. Supervision is provided by an experienced palliative social worker.

Fellows participate in interdisciplinary rounds, case discussions, journal clubs, didactic conferences and departmental meetings with the focus on multidimensional approaches to symptom management, palliative and end-of-life care. Learning is complemented by access to interdisciplinary experts and resources such as the departmental multimedia Resource Center which houses a broad range of educational materials.

Designed to develop clinicians, leaders, and mentors, the social work fellowship was established with a grant from the Open Society Institute Project on Death in America (PDIA) through their Social Work Leadership Award and receives ongoing generous support through the Barbara Zirinsky Fund. The program is offered on a full-time basis for one year and includes stipend and benefits. Applications are currently being accepted and are available at:

The deadline for completed applications is March 22, 2014 with fellowship year to begin in July 1, 2014.

Contact Information:
Terry Altilio, LCSW
Social Work Coordinator
Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 844-1467 | Fax: (212) 844-1503

Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Medicine and Palliative Care

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is offering a unique, two year combined Pain and Palliative Care Fellowship designed to meet the career goals of physicians from a wide range of backgrounds interested in a career of pediatric palliative medicine.

Fellows will receive training in state of the art pharmacological as well as integrative, non-pharmacologic therapies for pain and symptom management. Training will encompass the areas of acute pain management, chronic/complex pain management, palliative and hospice medicine.

Emphasis will be on training in strategies for effective collaboration within a multidisciplinary team, and utilizing a family centered care approach. Fellows will care for pediatric patients in inpatient, home-based and outpatient clinic settings.

Please access the following link for a full description of our program:

For further questions, inquiries, or applications contact the Children's Institute for Pain and Palliative Care at 612-813-6450 or Please address your CV, cover letter, and letter of references to: Kaci Osenga, MD
Associate Medical Director
Fellowship Director
Pain and Palliative Care Program
Children's Hospital and Clinics of MN
2525 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard M. Solove Research Institute FELLOWSHIP IN HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE

The James Cancer Hospital of The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) is accepting applications for a one year fellowship in Pain and Palliative Medicine. OSUMC is a large academic research center with extensive resources offering a wide variety of clinical opportunities and expert care in all areas of medicine.

Interdisciplinary patient-centered care is the focus of the Pain and Palliative Medicine (PPM) program. The PPM Program consists of a busy inpatient consult service that covers The James Cancer Hospital, University Hospitals and The Ross Heart Hospital, as well as an active outpatient program. Hospice experience is provided through two local affiliated hospice programs. The PPM team is interdisciplinary, including four palliative care physicians from diverse backgrounds (neurology, internal medicine, and surgery), a clinical health psychologist, a pharmacist, three nurse practitioners, two palliative care fellows, and additional administrative and support staff. The PPM team actively collaborates with social workers, chaplains, dieticians, and therapists.

The fellowship program at OSUMC is accredited by the American Board of Hospice; the program has applied for ACGME accreditation.

Eligible candidates include physicians who have completed an ACGME-certified residency program and are board-eligible or board-certified in their primary specialty.

For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Woodgeard
Fellowship Coordinator, Pain and Palliative Care
(614) 366-8727

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psycho-oncology and Palliative Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center & James Cancer Hospital

This is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in psycho-oncology and palliative medicine. This position is ideal for an individual with doctoral level training in clinical psychology and behavioral medicine or health psychology who is seeking specialized training in assessment and intervention with patients living with advanced disease and at the end of life. The goal of the fellowship is to develop psychologists’ clinical and research competency in symptom management and end-of-life care. The program follows the scientist-practitioner model of training (50%-50% research-clinical), allowing fellows to acquire the supervised postdoctoral training necessary for licensing eligibility as well as research skills for work as a clinical researcher. Educational opportunities include the Pain and Palliative Medicine lectures series, the Psychosocial Oncology Seminar and rotations with adult palliative medicine, consultation-liaison psychiatry, pediatric psycho-oncology, and hospice.

The fellow will provide outpatient clinical assessment and intervention and inpatient and outpatient consultation for medical providers. The fellow will also contribute to the translational Palliative Medicine and Psycho-Oncology Research Program. To apply for this fellowship, please send a cover letter describing your specific interests, your CV, an official graduate transcript, a de-identified initial psychosocial assessment and care plan, and three letters of recommendation. These materials and questions should be directed to:
Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, Ph.D.
Director, Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Department of Psychiatry
The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
Pain and Palliative Medicine Program
The Ohio State University
246 Atwell Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Mount Sinai Integrated Fellowships in Hematology-Oncology/Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine:

Two new integrated fellowships offer more than traditional clinical training. Sponsored by the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, the fellowships provide intensive mentoring and rigorous clinical, educational, and research training. They are designed for individuals who want to be positioned for national academic leadership in their core subspecialty of hematology-oncology or geriatrics and the rapidly growing field of palliative medicine. Apply now for academic years 2006-2008. Contact:, or call (212)241-1446.

James J. Peters VA Medical Center Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Palliative Care

This one-year fellowship provides Board Certified Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Post-doctoral Clinical Psychologists, Master's Prepared Social Workers, Master's Prepared Chaplains and Post-residency Doctoral Prepared Pharmacists with a complete line up of professional hands on training in palliative and end-of-life care topics. The fellowship program, in its sixth year, is accredited by the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The fellowship usually begins in July of each year. There is a possibility for an off cycle position. Please contact the Fellowship office. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis. The deadline for acceptance of applications is January of the Fellowship year. Further information regarding the fellowship and an application may be obtained on line at or call Valerie Menocal at the James J. Peters GRECC at 718-584-9000 ext 3809.

Fellowship in Cancer Pain Management and Palliative Care for Nurse Practitioners
An excellent opportunity is available for a nurse practitioner interested in Pain and Palliative Care to apply for a one-year clinical fellowship in Cancer Pain Management and Palliative Care offered by the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City. One nurse practitioner is selected each year for the fellowship and trains alongside physician colleagues. Candidates must have a current New York License and Nurse Practitioner License. The fellowship offers a stipend.

For further information please contact:

Nessa Coyle, NP, PhD, FAAN
Pain and Palliative Care Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
phone: 646-888-2693
fax: 646-888-2735

BC Children's Hospital/Canuck Place Children's Hospice Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Care

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in partnership with Canuck Place Children's Hospice is seeking applicants for a two-year clinical-academic Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Care. Please contact Carly Fleming, M.Ed. for application information.

Senator H. John Heinz III Fellowship in Palliative Medicine

The University of Pittsburgh, with the generous support of The Heinz Endowments and the Open Society Institute's Project on Death in America, offers the Senator H. John Heinz III Fellowship in Palliative Care Medicine. The fellowship program offers two options: A 1-year ACGME accredited clinical fellowship is offered by the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics of the University of Pittsburgh and includes a high-volume, interdisciplinary clinical program and the opportunity to receive a certificate in medical education. A 2-year fellowship option extends beyond the clinical year to prepare individuals for an academic career in the growing specialty of palliative medicine, enabling fellows to earn a master's degree either in medical education or clinical research. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator: Wendy Romeo 412-864-3173 or or apply online at

Clinical/Research Fellowships in Pediatric Pain Medicine:

The Department of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian welcomes applications for Clinical/Research Fellowships in Pediatric Pain Medicine. Candidates for the position would be exposed to all aspects of acute and chronic pediatric pain management including palliative care. Additionally, the fellows will be expected to participate in the design and conduct of basic or clinical research in the broad field of pediatric pain. A background in pediatrics and/or anesthesiology with some experience in research is desired. For further information please contact Dr. William S. Schechter at

Stop Fellowship in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care:

Participants in this fellowship, offered by the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center, will gain experience in the assessment and management of a broad range of problems related to nonmalignant pain; and the comprehensive palliative care of patients with progressive incurable illness.

As part of their program, Beth Israel offers a fellowship for nurses. For more information, please visit their website.

Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System are seeking highly motivated individuals for 1-year fellowship training in palliative medicine. This program will offer candidates the opportunity to train in a very strong academic environment and to work with highly qualified interdisciplinary faculty. The curriculum is comprehensive, innovative, and will allow trainees to acquire clinical expertise in hospice and palliative medicine. Clinical rotations and educational experiences will be offered at a variety of settings including inpatient, consultative and ambulatory palliative care services, home hospice, home care, extended care and pediatrics. Elective rotations and research opportunities will also be available. Applications are being accepted for the term beginning July 2008. For more information, please contact:
Marcos Montagnini, MD, FACP
Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
734-845 3072

Palliative Care and Social Work Fellowship:

A Social Work Fellowship in palliative and end-of-life care is available through the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center. The program provides a supervised experience in the multidimensional assessment and management of patients, in multiple practice sites (an inpatient pain, palliative care and hospice unit, inpatient consultation service, and an ambulatory practice) at various points along the continuum of life-threatening illness. For more information please visist our website. You may also contact Terry Altilio, LCSW at (212) 844-1467 or