HPM Fellowship Overview

The Stanford University Palliative Fellowship has a broad range of clinical partnership sites, and our faculty and staff have a 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.

We hope you’ll consider our program for your fellowship training. We accept applications from candidates with at least 3 years postgraduate training in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, and surgery at any stage of their careers. Incoming fellows receive stipend based on the clinical years of residency training. For full benefits information please go to the GME page for details. Our fellowship is primarily focused on adult palliative medicine, our colleagues at LPCH are currently developing a pediatric palliative care fellowship. 

Our field is one of the most rapidly growing subspecialties as medical systems grapple with how to care for people with serious illness at all stages, how to manage refractory symptoms, and have conversations about what matters most. Because there will never be enough fellowship trained specialists, each of us will have the opportunity and responsibility to teach primary palliative care skills and be ambassadors for the field. Many of our fellowship graduates have stepped directly into leadership roles after graduation. 

Hear directly from our fellows and alumni about why they chose to specialize in palliative care

Apply starting in July 2024 to be considered for a fellowship spot beginning July 2025.

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  

We will be offering virtual video interviews for the upcoming 2025 interview season.