Division of Hematology/Oncology

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

How to Apply

Post-residency physician fellows must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed an ACGME or AOA-accredited residency program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, or Surgery.
  • Be board-certified or board-eligible with demonstration of active pursuit of certification.
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing an academic career with palliative care as a primary focus.
  • Individuals who wish to apply for a fellowship should submit an application through ERAS. Your ERAS application should include your curriculum vitae, personal statement, three letters of support, and test scores (ECFMG, USMLE) in order to be reviewed.
  • Penn's fellowship is now participating in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). ¬†Applicants will be able to complete their applications in ERAS beginning in July of the year prior to desired fellowship start.¬† Interviews will be held in early fall, and Match Day will be in December.


We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to receiving your application.  For more information, contact:

Nina O'Connor, MD
HPM Fellowship Program Director
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
3400 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: palliativefellowship@uphs.upenn.edu

Additional Training Opportunities at Penn Medicine:

Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Clinical Scholars
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Center for Excellence in Cancer Communication Research
Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics