HPM Fellowship Overview

The Stanford University Palliative Fellowship has a broad range of clinical partnership sites, and our faculty and staff enrich our fellowship with 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 training in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, and surgery at any stage of their careers. Incoming fellows receive stipend at a PGY4 level. For full benefits information please go to the GME page for details.

WHY SPECIALIZE IN HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE?  The COVID pandemic has highlighted the great and growing need for palliative specialists. 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 complex systems, 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 on or after July 1st 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.