Trainee Education Resources

Stanford Undergraduate Students

Medical Students

  • Med 318A: Palliative Care in Context Clerkship - provides medical students in-depth exposure to palliative care across the continuum of care including several ambulatory clinics, an inpatient consult service, and home and inpatinet hospice. Clerkship Coordinator: Laura Lundi (, Clerkship Director: Dr. Kavitha Ramchandran (
  • Med 343B: Palliative Care Clerkship - teaches the nautral history, prognostication, and management of serious illness. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes desirable in a compassionate clinician-scholar physician. Clerkship Director: Dr. VJ Periyakoil (

Residents and Fellows

Inpatient Palliative Care Rotation - Open to residents and fellows from all specialties, this rotation allows you to join the inpatient palliative care team at Stanford's main campus. During this rotation, you will work alongside a palliative care attending as part of the interdisciplinary palliative care team. Residents and fellows carry their own cohort of patients and help in managing symptoms, clarifying goals of care, and leading family meetings.  If you would like more information, please contact Rotation Director: Dr. Shireen Heidari (

Stanford Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is the oldest training program in the nation, and the first to become an ACGME accredited training program. Fellows rotate at Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto VA Medical Center, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

For more information about our fellowship program, please visit the fellowship's website: