Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
The Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship program is an ACGME fully accredited program. Upon successfully completing the year-long training, fellowship graduates will meet the requirements to take the Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
The HPM Fellowship is open to board-certified physicians and residency graduates of child neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or neurology programs.
Links to Clinical Training Sites
- Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
- The Neighborhoods
- Women’s & Children’s Hospital
- University of Missouri Hospital
Stipends and Benefits
In addition to a yearly stipend, HPM Fellows receive:
- A generous benefits package
- Malpractice coverage
- More information
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow
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How to Apply
Applications for the University of Missouri Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
- Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have completed an ACGME- or American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-accredited program in child neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or neurology; or at least three clinical years in an ACGME- or AOA-accredited graduate educational program in one of the following specialties: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiation oncology, radiology, or surgery.
- Must demonstrate a strong commitment to the care of Hospice and Palliative Medicine patients
- Must demonstrate ability to speak fluent English
- Must be eligible for a Missouri Medical License
- Must hold a valid ECFMG certificate by Jan 1
- Must obtain J-1 Visa prior to program start date
Required documents are listed below and should be uploaded to ERAS:
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendations from persons familiar with your clinical performance, at least one of these must be from your Residency Director
- Transcript and Dean’s letter of reference (MSPE)
- USMLE or COMLEX scores
- Recent photograph
Personalized Interview Day
When you call to arrange an interview, you will be asked about your needs and interests. A personalized interview day will be created for you. You can expect interviews with faculty and fellows and tours of our hospitals and clinics. Lodging will be provided and can be arranged when you call to set up the interview. You will also have the opportunity to dine with members of the fellowship the night before your interview.
Application deadline is November 1st
Our fellowships are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Academic Year. Please return to this page for updates or contact: