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The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania is a one-year ACGME accredited training program in the Department of Medicine dedicated to training future leaders in the field of hospice and palliative care. Three physicians are accepted into the program per year. The University of Pennsylvania has a rich history of excellence and leadership in clinical care, medical education, and biomedical research, and fellows are welcomed into this vibrant academic community.

Fellows receive intensive training in the care of seriously ill patients and their families as part of an interdisciplinary team. They develop expertise in providing patient centered medical care, as well as advanced communication skills. Fellows also participate in scholarly and quality improvement initiatives during their training experience.

A few words from our Program Director, Dr. Laura Dingfield

Palliative Care Team

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Note from the Program Director

A few words from our Program Director, Dr. Laura Dingfield.

Clinical Program

The Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship offers intensive palliative medicine fellowship training.

Scholarly Activities

Learn more about the program's quality improvement projects, scholarly projects and presentations.


The Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship offers personal mentorship throughout the program.

Faculty and Fellows

Meet current Palliative Care faculty members and fellows.

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