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Views of the campus as it is prepared for commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The university will hold commencement Sunday, May 10.

Welcome to the University of North Carolina Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program!  We are excited that you are considering our program as the next step in your career development.

Established in 2015, our ACGME-accredited program has trained 13 physicians during the past five years through our innovative partnership with Transitions LifeCare to provide academic and community-based training with diverse patient populations.  Our fellows’ residency training have included Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and the 2020-2021 fellowship class includes an Emergency Medicine physician.  Our program emphasizes flexibility to support each fellow’s learning goals as we seek to develop future hospice and palliative medicine leaders in clinical care, education, quality improvement and research.  Our 23 hospice and palliative medicine board-certified physicians (including 12 with fellowship training) and interprofessional teams collaborate to mentor fellows’ development in the program.

Chapel Hill and the Triangle region of North Carolina are consistently ranked as highly desirable places to live and work. There are innumerable recreational, cultural and athletic events (depending on your favorite shade of blue) to enjoy and restaurants to savor.  In addition, the Outer Banks and the Blue Ridge Mountains are within driving distance for a weekend outing.

We welcome any questions about our program.


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Fellowship Program News

Dr. Laura Patel named as an Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Read her AAHPM interview here.