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Palliative Medicine Fellowship

About the Program

Our program has filled for the 2015 academic year.

Applications for the 2016 academic year can be submitted through ERAS.

ACGME accredited: The Colorado Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program provides comprehensive palliative care education and clinical experiences for physicians seeking to specialize in hospice and palliative medicine. The primary fellowship curriculum consists of a one year, clinically focused experience, with an optional second year of mentored research training for those interested in an academic medical career. 

Goals and Objectives

The program provides fellows with insight and skill in the assessment and management of patients with life-limiting illnesses in varied inpatient and outpatient community settings. Upon completion of the fellowship, participants will demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of hospice and palliative medicine including:

  • End-of-life communication
  • Ethical and legal decision making
  • Pain in cancer and non-cancer patients
  • Management of non-pain symptoms
  • Medical and neuro-psychiatric co-morbidities in advanced illness
  • Psychosocial and spiritual support
  • Death and dying across cultures
  • Bereavement support for the family
  • Palliative care quality improvement and research methodology
  • Hospice and palliative approach to care interdisciplinary team work

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of an ACGME-approved residency program
  • Board-certified or Board-eligible in primary discipline
  • Eligible for a Colorado Medical License and DEA certification (at entry)
  • UCDHSC encourages applications from women and minority candidates

Further Information

Program information can also be found at the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Website​, including a program prospectus (scroll down to University of Colorado).

For further information about our Palliative Medicine Fellowship please contact: 

Tara Wood
Palliative Medicine Fellowship Coordinator