Our Fellowship Program

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The Palliative and Supportive teams at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children and ChristianaCare, in affiliation with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, are offering a 1-year clinical fellowship to train physicians in either pediatric or adult Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

In this fellowship, you will develop an expertise in the prevention and management of suffering amongst patients facing serious illness and their caregivers. Graduates will satisfy requirements for board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Our program, which leverages the diverse strengths of the two largest health systems in Delaware, will give you experience in providing direct patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. You’ll participate in a didactic education plan of lectures, clinical conferences and a regular journal club.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for two trainees beyond the third postgraduate year (PGY 3) level and can accommodate candidates completing residencies in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics (med/peds), internal medicine or subspecialty fellowships at the appropriate PGY level.

Our fellowship has two available curriculum focuses. One is focused on adult hospice and palliative medicine (HPM), and the other on pediatric HPM. In either emphasis, you’ll have similar training experiences and identical expectations for scholarly pursuits and supervision. You’ll also participate in the same fellowship-wide teaching sessions, such as journal club and didactic sessions. The major difference between the two areas of emphasis is that the fellows with the pediatric emphasis will spend the majority of their inpatient consultative time at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the fellows with the adult emphasis will spend their inpatient consultative time at ChristianaCare.

We are now accepting applications for both the pediatric-focused position as well as the adult-focused position.