The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Clinical Fellowship

Fellows become board-eligible in hospice and palliative medicine. Each year, up to 10 fellows are selected for the program which will lead to board-eligibility in hospice and palliative medicine. Current residents as well as mid-career physicians are eligible for the program and encouraged to apply.  Specialties that are eligible for board certification in hospice and palliative medicine include Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, and Surgery. The diversity of trainees and faculty in the program creates a rich educational environment.

Click here to download an application.

For more information and to submit your application please contact Sarah Davis, U.S. Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator, at +1 (619) 278-6412 or e-mail at

Fellows work in a number of different settings and roles in locations across North America. Fellows completing the fellowship have successfully become hospice medical directors and palliative consultants in outpatient and inpatient settings across the US, as well as faculty in the nation’s medical schools.

Faculty are renowned throughout the world. Internationally known clinicians, researchers, and leaders in palliative medicine are on the IPM faculty. They serve as dedicated mentors for fellows during their subspecialty training. Faculty have a range of backgrounds, including family medicine, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS medicine, internal medicine, oncology (hematology, medical, radiation, gynecological), OB/GYN, psychiatry and wound care. IPM is also dedicated to supporting research activity.