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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 24 physicians during the past eight years through our innovative relationship with UNC Hospice and Transitions LifeCare to provide academic and community-based training with diverse patient populations. Our fellows’ residency training have included Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.

Get to Know UNC Palliative Care and Hospice

Pediatrics Track

With support from the Ho/Chiang Foundation, our program started a pediatrics track in 2021. 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 faculty and interprofessional teams collaborate to mentor fellows’ development in the program.

Life in Chapel Hill

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. Visit our Program Life page to learn more about the area.


We welcome any questions about our program.


Alyssa Tilly, MD
Program Director

Paul Zimmerman, MD
Associate Program Director

Angela Williamson
Program Coordinator
(919) 445-6764

Meet the Fellows

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