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Hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship Program

This fellowship program is designed for candidates who have clinical or academic career goals in Hospice and Palliative Medicine(HPM). The one year ACGME accredited fellowship will prepare the future HPM clinician to work either academic or community based settings as an experienced HPM clinician. The fellow will work in multiple venues to include: inpatient consult service, outpatient clinic, long-term care facility, 15 bed inpatient hospice house, and home hospice.

Hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship Objectives

  • Demonstrate competency in symptom control  and end of life patient care
  • Teach and model communication and collaboration skills
  • Contributor to the field as an educator, clinician, and researcher
  • Exemplify professionalism, scholarship and compassion
  • Whole person assessment to include spiritual, cultural  and existential aspects of HPM
  • Evolve as a leader in advanced illness management
  • Eligibility

Candidates must have a MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school and have satisfactorily completed three postgraduate years of training at the time of appointment as a fellow in this training program. Eligible candidates must also have board eligibility or certification in one of the following specialties: internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, oncology, anesthesiology, surgery, or radiation oncology.  

Ideal Candidates

  • successfully completed training in an ACGME/AOA-accredited residency program

  • demonstrated abilities and interest in working with clinical care teams

  • demonstrated commitment to life-long learning

  • a clear and balanced personal and emotional strength, and the ability for self-reflection and personal growth in challenging situations

  • a strong passion to serve and lead in hospice or palliative medicine as clinician, researcher, or educator

Application Process

This year our program will be accepting applications only through ERAS. If you do not have account with ERAS please create a new account and if you do then login to start your application process. 

We will need the following in the application:

  1. 3 letters of recommendation—one of those should be from your residency director if you are graduated from a residency in the last 3 years.
  2. Personal Statement of why you wish to pursue a career in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Match Day is Dec 2, 2015. We will be interviewing August through October and we are looking forward to meeting all our applicants.

If you have any questions please contact:

Jeannie Lenberg
Program Manager
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Phone: 864-560-1551
Fax: 864-560-1565

Program Director's Welcome

I want to thank you for your interest in our Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) fellowship at Spartanburg Medical Center. We have a community hospital with academic atmosphere that will allow our fellows to thrive in both types of settings after graduation. We feel we can provide a quality  experience that will equip the fellow to have a fulfilling career in HPM. We are looking for fellows who not only have a love for medicine and life-long learning but who also want to make a real impact on patients facing some of the most difficult times of their lives. Our plan is not only to cultivate the physician in you but also to instill a passion to improve the quality of life for the seriously ill.

Thank you, 

Garrett Snipes, M.D.

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