Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

NYU Langone’s ACGME-accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship prepares palliative care physicians to ease the burden and improve the quality of life for patients and families facing serious or life-threatening illness for patients and families. Fellows are trained in the highest standards of pain and symptom management, assessment and communication of prognosis, techniques for clarifying goals of care, social support of the terminally ill and bereaved, and logistical management of a palliative care service and hospice agency.

The Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship program is accredited for one year of clinical training.

There are three fellowship positions available each year. Recruitment and interviews for fellowship positions takes place on a rolling basis each year beginning with the opening of ERAS.


The NYU Langone Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship includes rotations in inpatient and outpatient palliative care, as well as long-term care, hospice, home care, interventional pain, radiation oncology, and pediatrics. The diverse cultural and ethnic background of the patients and families served as well as a strong emphasis on an interdisciplinary team approach to patient and family centered care enrich the clinical experience. The fellowship program is developed to serve as a training model for palliative care clinicians who will be working with a variety of different populations.

Fellows attend Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds, Clinical Case Conference, Journal Club, and a Core Curriculum Didactic Series, which includes focused training on medical ethics and ethics consultation. In addition, fellows attend an array of conferences specific to the site of their clinical rotation. All fellows undertake a quality improvement project during the year and will submit their work for publication or presentation before they graduate. Funds for travel to select regional and national academic conferences are available for fellows.


Successful candidates will have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in one of the ten American Board of Medical Specialties that accepts Hospice and Palliative Medicine as a subspecialty. Successful candidates must be licensed.

How to apply:

All applicants must apply via ERAS. Please visit the ERAS website for more information.

Contact Information:

Miriam Merkin, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 212-263-6613
Email: Miriam.Merkin@nyulangone.org