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 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 fellows also participate in community facing education sessions about advance care planning and palliative medicine.

Our graduates have had a variety of specialty backgrounds including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, critical care, family medicine, geriatrics, gynecology-oncology, hematology-oncology, internal medicine, neurology, and surgery. 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 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 2024 interview season.

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

You will see very advanced and complicated cases

Unique environment where you will make lifelong friends

We bring different experiences to our training