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Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Our program has filled for the 2015 academic year.

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

The Colorado Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program provides comprehensive palliative care education and clinical experiences for physicians seeking to specialize in hospice and palliative medicine. The  fellowship curriculum consists of a one year, clinically focused experience. 

Applicants interested in an academic career should be aware that a unique palliative care research fellowship is also available through Dr. Jean Kutner, a national leader in palliative care research.  It is possible to sequence these training experiences and applicants with interest in both the clinical and research training should make that known. 

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

The Colorado Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program accepts up to three fellows annually.

We encourage applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Program information can also be found at the ACGME website.

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Contact Info:

Tara Wood
Palliative Medicine Fellowship Coordinator