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Welcome to the Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited training program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM). We are fortunate to have a broad range of clinical sites spanning an inpatient hospice unit, a safety net hospital, community hospital experience, an academic medical center, long term care, home based care, and hospice to equip our graduates to work across the spectrum of our field as members of interdisciplinary teams.

Our fellowship graduates have had a variety of specialty backgrounds including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, critical care, family medicine, geriatrics, gynecology-oncology, hematology-oncology, internal medicine and surgery – and we will be welcoming two neurology trained fellows for our 2022-2023 class. Our faculty also comes from a wide range of specialties and interests in clinical care, medical education, research, and community outreach. We hope that this depth of exposure and teaching can prepare our fellows for their careers as palliative care ambassadors and leaders no matter what career path they choose.

We hope these pages give you a glimpse into our training experience. Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program.

-- Shireen N. Heidari, MD,  Program Director

Apply starting in July 2022 to be considered for a fellowship spot beginning July 7, 2023.

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We recognize that the COVID pandemic has imposed travel restrictions on applicants. We will be offering virtual video interviews for the upcoming 2022 interview season.

Hear about Stanford Hospice and Palliative Fellowship Program from the fellows and alumni!

Stanford HPM Program Highlights

Work with medically complex cases to gain knowledge and tools in symptoms management and communication skills.

Great mix of inpatient consult services as well as outpatient community experiences in a very diverse venues from Stanford Hospital to Santa Clara Valley County and Palo Alto VA hospitals.

Access to Palliative Care leaders and comprehensive curriculum, utilizing different education formats from formal didactics to chalk sessions and palliative retro club.

Stanford HPM Fellowship is a very established program
 

You will see very advanced and complicated cases

It is the innovative climate on campus
 

Focus of faculty and trainees well being

Stanford is a very unique place where you will make lifelong friends

Our fellowship program is very diverse