The program is accredited by the ACGME and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The fellowship consists of the following rotations and meets all ACGME Program requirements:

Inpatient consultation (VUMC/VA): 6 months
Inpatient Palliative Care Unit (VUMC): 4 weeks
Hospice experience (personal/rental car required)

The experience is a combination of for profit and not for profit agencies

  • 6 weeks home visits
  • 1week hospice Unit at the VA
  • 2 weeks at GIP and Residential Hospice Unit
  • 1 Week community-based Palliative Care

Long-term care rotation (VUMC/VA): 4 weeks
Pediatric palliative care (MCCH): 2 weeks
Ethics (VUMC): 1 week

Integrative Medicine (Osher Center): 1 week
Outpatient clinic (VUMC/VA): Weekly half-day session
Elective: 2 weeks

Vacation: 3 weeks