Application Process

We recognize that the COVID pandemic has imposed travel restrictions on applicants. We will be offering virtual video interviews for the upcoming 2022-23 interview season.

Application Prerequisites:

  • Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.
  • Education must be completed in an accredited residency program in child neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, or radiation oncology; or, at least three clinical years in residency program in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiology, or surgery.

Application requirements

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement describing the applicant's interest in and commitment to an academic career in palliative care
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the applicant's department head, program director, or division chief
  • USMLE transcript

Application Process


We strongly encourage you to review the timelines below to optimize your planning and success though the process.



June 9, 2021

ERAS 2021 season begins

June 10, 2021

EFDO begins to generate and distribute MyERAS tokens.

July 7, 2020

Fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to July cycle fellowship programs.

July 21, 2020

Applications accepted via ERAS®

July cycle fellowship programs start review of applications.

September 18:

VUMC Application deadline (we do not review applications submitted after this date)

August -October 2021

Virtual interviews will occur

Early December:

Match results released