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Palliative Medicine Fellowship

About the Program


- Our program h​as filled for the 2012-2013 academic year -

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. 

Our program has filled for the 2014-15 academic year.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Applications are being accepted from 5/1/14 - 8/31/14.

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