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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Palliative Care

Summa Health System’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship was instituted in 2006 and was in the first group of hospice and palliative medicine fellowship programs to receive accreditation through the ACGME. The program is based in the Department of Internal Medicine and is one year in length. The program prepares fellows to provide evidence-based interdisciplinary palliative care to the full spectrum of patients with advanced illness. Training includes focused research time and the expectation that Hospice and Palliative Fellows assume a “junior faculty” role during rotations. The fellows are directly involved in teaching medicals students, residents and allied health professionals.

How to Apply

The program accepts 3 fellows each year.  Admission criteria includes completion of a primary training program in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or one of the other approved residency programs that sponsor ABMS certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Applications are accepted through the ERAS system 18 months prior to the training start date. Applications for the 2013-2014 year will be accepted beginning in December 2011.

Please direct any inquires to the Program Coordinator:

Aileen Jencius MLIS
75 Arch St., Ste. G-1
Akron, OH  44304