The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship (HPM) at the University of Missouri is a year-long program devoted to training physician-educators in the delivery of interdisciplinary palliative care.
Building on a strong tradition and culture of excellent patient care, education, and scholarship, our HPM program is committed to training comprehensive, capable, and compassionate physicians. We expect our graduates to be outstanding clinicians, teachers and leaders in hospice and palliative medicine – capable of a lifetime of contributions to the health and welfare of patients and their family members.
Meet our HPM Graduates
Anna Hulbert, MD
Dr. Hulbert is the first graduate of MU’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program. She earned her medical degree from the University of Nebraska and completed her family medicine residency at MU in 2016. After finishing her HPM fellowship a year later, she joined the Family Medicine faculty and the Supportive and Palliative Care team here at MU.
“I developed an interest in hospice and palliative medicine when I was a family medicine resident and had opportunities to work with and learn from the palliative care team here at MU. They demonstrated a passion and focus on patient quality of life that I admired and wanted to emulate in my role as family physician.
The best part of my fellowship experience were the close relationships I developed with patients and seeing them from the beginning of their illness and through their hospice care. I especially enjoyed the in-home visits I did with the hospice team.
I love living in this great college town. It’s small enough to feel homey, and large enough to offer something for everyone … delicious dining options, jazz and film festivals, Mizzou Tiger sports, unique shops and beautiful parks and trails.”
Taylor Cordonnier, MD
Dr. Cordonnier earned his medical degree from Ross University and completed his family medicine residency at Brookdale Hospital, NY, in 2017. He finished MU’s HPM fellowship in the summer of 2018.
“By the time I finished residency, I couldn’t imagine doing anything but hospice and palliative medicine. I value the opportunities I have to know and support patients who are facing serious illness. My goal is to help them understand their treatment options and assure them that the plan they choose doesn’t have to include suffering. I want the best for my patients and their families as I guide them through this difficult process.
After I met and interacted with the MU Supportive and Palliative Care Team, I knew if I came to Mizzou, I’d have terrific role models and the perfect environment to learn hospice and palliative medicine.
I am grateful for my experience as an HPM Fellow at MU and all the ways it prepared me for my job as associate medical director at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Florida.”