Clinical Training

Clinical rotations for the Hospice and Palliative Fellowship take place at the following venues:

  • VA Palo Alto Inpatient Palliative Care Unit (a specialized, interprofessional unit caring for medically complex patients who are seriously ill)
  • Stanford Hospital Palliative Care In-patient Consult Service
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center County Hospital (a safety net hospital serving diverse patients) Palliative Care Consult Service and Clinic
  • Kaiser Redwood City Palliative Care Consult Service
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) Palliative Care Consult Service
  • Vitas Hospice
  • Mission Hospice House
  • VA Palo Alto outpatient continuity clinic
  • Stanford Palliative Care Clinics 
  • Acute Rehab at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and VA Palo Alto
  • Acute Pain Consult Service at Stanford Hospital


During these rotations, each fellow will have the opportunity to partake in patient care under the supervision of faculty from each division.

Our VA Palo Alto Inpatient Palliative Care Unit is a unique and interprofessional learning environment where the fellows serve as the primary team and manage the acute symptoms and medical needs of patients with serious illness who are approaching the end of their life. Fellows are responsible for all aspects of patient care (admissions, ongoing management, interaction with all other subspecialties, coordination of care with social work, nursing, psychology, and case management, discharge coordination, bereavement care and provision of family support). Fellows and alumni have emphasized how valuable this unique experience is to their fellowship training.

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.