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Program Overview

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"Couple in the Park," John Russell Clift, 1961, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the FAU Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. The goal of our ACGME-approved program is to educate fellows to provide impeccable and humanistic palliative care to a diverse population while also promoting the principles of palliative care through leadership, teaching, and scholarly work.

Caring for seriously ill patients and their loved ones is challenging. As medical technologies advance and further blur the boundaries between life and death, palliative care providers must be equipped to keep abreast of the changing landscape of health care, assimilate and advance scientific knowledge, and manage uncertainty. They must also be equipped to care for themselves and their colleagues.

To this end, Fellows will experience a stimulating mixture of education, mentorship, clinical training, and scholarship. They will participate in a wide range of settings, from inpatient hospice units to patient homes to simulation centers to art museums. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of electives in both the inpatient and outpatient settings that can be tailored to individual interests and future career plans.

As a new program accredited in 2019, the FAU Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship is designed to be flexible based upon learner needs and interests while training all fellows to be superb and well-balanced clinicians, scholars, teachers, patient advocates, and leaders.

We invite you to learn more about our program and wish you the best as you embark on this next phase of your life and your career.



Elizabeth Gundersen, MD, FHM, FAAHPM
Program Director

Last Modified 4/28/20