Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

Cedars-Sinai is pleased to offer a one-year Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. The Supportive Care Medicine program at Cedars-Sinai is among the largest and most integrated palliative care programs in the country. We serve a diverse population of patients with a variety of complex and advanced illnesses. Our board-certified physician faculty members come with a breadth of expertise from diverse specialty backgrounds such as internal medicine, hospitalist medicine, pulmonary-critical care, geriatrics, hematology/oncology and neurology. Our skilled clinicians in social work, chaplaincy, pharmacy and nursing are deeply committed to the transdisciplinary education and training of future palliative care physicians.

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with an expansive health system of community practices. The health system supports multiple specialty intensive care unit services (medical, surgical, neurocritical, cardiac, cardiothoracic) and multi-organ transplant centers (heart, lung, kidney, bone marrow), and is one of the largest providers of oncologic care in California. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn the role of integrated transdisciplinary palliative care services in a complex and technologically advanced environment within this advanced health system.

Cedars-Sinai has long-standing relationships with local area hospitals and community hospice partners, ensuring an optimally diversified educational experience for fellows. Additionally, in partnership with one of these community hospices, the Cedars-Sinai Supportive Care Medicine team has developed a robust general inpatient level of hospice care.

Fellows will spend the majority of their clinical time on the inpatient consultation service at Cedars-Sinai and their remaining time on rotations in adult and pediatric community hospice, long-term care, interventional pain, oncology and the continuity care clinic that covers both cancer and non-cancer diagnoses. The program also offers robust opportunities in research and electives.