Fellowship Education

Find your care

Our compassionate palliative care team is here to support you and your loved ones.

To learn more about our inpatient palliative care services, call 424-259-8160. For general questions about palliative care or scheduling outpatient or home services, call 424-259-7009.

Core Clinical Rotations

Time Rotation Clinical Sites
6 months Inpatient palliative care consults West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center
UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital
UCLA Santa Monica Hospital
1.5 months VA hospice (Inpatient/Long Term Care) Sepulveda VA Inpatient Hospice (HUGS)
West Los Angeles VA
1.5 months Home hospice Roze Room Hospice
Trinity Care Hospice
VITAS Hospice 
1 month Vacation  
6 weeks Elective (can include research time)  
2 weeks UCLA Outpatient  
2 weeks Pediatric Palliative Care UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
2 weeks Orientation  

Diverse Clinical Experiences

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Our three hospital system exposes fellows to a diverse patient population within different clinical environments

In addition to three core clinical inpatient sites for Palliative Care Service rotations, all fellows participate in an interdisciplinary clinic at the VA or at UCLA Santa Monica. Additional unique outpatient clinic experiences are available during the outpatient block, which includes embedded neuro-palliative and oncology clinics.

Didactic Series

Our program teaches fellows key topics in hospice and palliative care through a weekly formal didactic series that includes lectures, workshops, case reviews, and board review questions. Presenters include faculty from within the UCLA and VA health systems and guest lecturers from local and national institutions. Faculty members have expertise in Palliative Care, Hospice Care, Geriatrics, Cardiology, Hematology and Oncology, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Interventional Pain, Ethics, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and more.

This didactic series is inter-professional including social work, spiritual care, nursing and pharmacy faculty and learners.

Fellow Process Group

Fellows meet in a weekly reflection group, facilitated by our palliative care chaplain. This group not only fosters an environment of inclusion, but also promotes wellness and resiliency throughout the year.

Journal Club

Fellows and faculty members are asked to critically review and discuss seminal historical and current articles relevant to Hospice and Palliative Care.

Research Opportunities

Fellows are asked to complete a scholarly project during their fellowship year. Scholarly projects may be related to quality improvement, education development, community outreach, or research. Our faculty are interested in a variety of research areas, and fellows are paired with a mentor throughout the year to support them with their academic work.

Fellows have the opportunity to present their projects to faculty and staff at the Annual UCLA Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research Day.

We also offer additional options for training:

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Fellows Beach Photo


We encourage all our fellows to attend the AAHPM Annual Assembly or an alternative conference of the fellow's choice. Fellows are excused from clinical duties to be able to attend this event.

Page last updated: 07/22