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UCSD/Scripps Health Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program


The UCSD/Scripps Health Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program prepares physicians to care for people who have serious or life-threatening illnesses. Graduates are well versed in caring for patients in both the hospice and palliative medicine settings, as well as all levels and locations of care.

Our one-year ACGME-accredited program is designed for physicians who wish to become sub-specialists and have a long-term career in hospice and palliative medicine (HPM). The program prepares trainees to work in a variety of roles, including leadership within the field.

Program highlights

  • During fellowship, traineesreceive exposure to diverse patient populations across care settings. Upon completion of the one-year training program, fellows will be well prepared for American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certification in HPM, as well as Hospice Medical Director Certification (HMDC).
  • We offer diverse training sites — university and community hospital cultures, inpatient and outpatient palliative care, and a robust home hospice experience with UCSD, Scripps Health and The Elizabeth Hospice.
  • Graduates have successfully become hospice medical directors and palliative medicine consultants in community and inpatient settings across the United States.
  • Our expert interdisciplinary faculty care for patients and provide leadership locally, regionally and nationally.
  • The strong camaraderie between fellows and faculty creates numerous mentorship opportunities and a network of support after graduation.


Meet Our Fellows