This one year ACGME accredited program is designed to provide subspecialty training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine for physicians and leads to eligibility for the Board Certification Examination in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The program emphasizes exemplary clinical care education, evidence based medicine and broad clinical experience for those seeking a career in Hospice and Palliative Medicine as well as a foundation in research, teaching, and other scholarly activities for those seeking a career in academic medicine. The UCLA Department of Medicine and the Palliative Care Program, and the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Division of Palliative Care have a national and international reputation for excellence in medical education, research, and clinical care. Through ongoing research in basic science, health services and health policy, the renowned faculty has made important discoveries leading to innovation and successful new strategies to improve the care of patients with serious chronic illness and those near the end of life.
The curriculum consists of block rotations and supervised clinical experiences at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica and Orthopedic Hospital, VA West Los Angeles Medical Center, Inpatient Hospice Unit VA Greater Los Angeles, TrinityKids Care, and Roze Room Hospice, providing the opportunity to study and participate in a broad variety of different models of hospice and palliative care delivery. In addition, fellows are assigned to a longitudinal clinic and longitudinal home hospice responsibilities. The curriculum also includes a weekly didactic series, journal club, as well as other scholarly activities. A large and distinguished faculty provides fellows with excellent mentors and role models.
Physicians committed to a career in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, who have completed residency training in one of the following ACGME accredited fellowships, and are board certified or eligible in these specialties are invited to apply:
All fellows are required to have an active California medical license to begin the fellowship program. Failure to secure an active California medical license by July 1 may result in loss of a fellow's position in the program. We only accept J1 visa.
All applicants will need to apply through the ERAS Fellowships Documents Office.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship programs are on the 12 month July application cycle for ERAS. We will start reviewing applications for the following year in July, and interviewing in September.
Fellowship Program Director
Deborah Moran, MD
Associate Program Director
Christopher Pietras, MD
Jillisa Steckart, MEd, PsyD