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Fellows: Palliative Medicine Fellows

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is a joint program of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the Department of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. The program is a one-year ACGME approved fellowship with three fellows per year. Physicians are trained to develop critical skills to enhance a career in academic medicine or community practice. Palliative Medicine fellows work as part of interdisciplinary teams in diverse settings, and are trained by expert faculty who come from a variety of disciplines and are passionate and dedicated to the highest standards of palliative care.

The fellowship curricula includes:

  • 7 months of inpatient adult palliative medicine consultation (including 1 month of pediatric pain and palliative medicine)
  • 1 month at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
  • 1½ months of inpatient hospice
  • 2 months of home hospice
  • a longitudinal ambulatory care experience

Fellows have an active role at all sites while working with interdisciplinary teams. One month of elective time is offered to pursue research or a clinical rotation in an area such as: ethics, radiation oncology, integrative therapies, interventional pain medicine, consultation psychiatry, pediatric oncology, geriatric medicine or neurology/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, a joint program with the Department of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeon at Columbia University and the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College,  participates in the fellowship match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). However, specialty matches conducted by the NRMP do not provide centralized services for the application process. Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship programs participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS, a service developed by the AAMC, transmits application materials via the Internet to programs in residency and selected fellowship specialties. Candidates must apply to the Hospice and Palliative Medicine programs of their choice using ERAS. Program directors review candidates' credentials and, if interested, invite them for interviews. Applicants also are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.

Please submit a completed application using the ERAS system.

For more information, please contact:

Craig D. Blinderman, MD, MA, FAAHPM

Director, Adult Palliative Care Service

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center

Email: cdb21@cumc.columbia.edu

Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine New York, NY