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 21 physicians during the past six 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, Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. 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 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.
Alyssa Tilly, MD
Paul Zimmerman, MD
Associate Program Director
Meet the Fellows