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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Welcome to UCSF’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship. If you have questions after looking through these pages, please don’t hesitate to contact Shayna McElveny (Program Coordinator) or Dr. Tom Reid (Program Director) for more information.

Mission Statement:
The UCSF Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program trains top physicians to become compassionate, clinically excellent leaders in all areas of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Under the leadership of Dr. Tom Reid, we provide a one-year ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine that qualifies graduates for board certification.

Educational Goals:
Our curriculum employs a combination of clinical experience, didactic instruction, and structured reflection to help you learn to support the best quality of life throughout the course of an illness and to manage factors that contribute to the suffering of patients and their families. You will also develop skills in and experience with research, quality improvement, and leadership in our rapidly growing field. Throughout your year, you will:

  • Work with over two dozen board-certified palliative care physicians as well as numerous palliative care trained nurse practitioners, social workers, chaplains, and other interdisciplinary team members at seven clinical sites across one of the most diverse cities in America. Learn more.
  • Participate in over 150 hours of small-group didactic sessions reserved exclusively for your class, building a foundation in the core topics of palliative medicine before moving on to advanced seminars, all while learning from passionate educators who are leaders in your field. Learn more.
  • Engage with a structured resiliency curriculum to develop skills in recognizing & integrating the personal and professional impact of your work, both to increase your long-term job satisfaction and to help you be present for your patients. Learn more.

If you are a physician with a demonstrated passion for Hospice and Palliative Medicine, we hope you will consider applying to join us.

Warmly,

Tom Reid, MD, MA Shayna McElveny
Program Director   Program Coordinator