Hospice and Palliative Care

Application Process

Application Requirements for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Minimum requirements for admission to our program include:

  • M.D. or equivalent degree
  • Applicants must have completed an ACGME or AOA-accredited residency program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, or Surgery.
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada, require certification by the USMLE/FLEX

Applications must be submitted through ERAS.   A complete application includes the following: 

  • ERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement should outline your reason for pursuing a career in palliative medicine, your experiences with palliative care, and a statement of your career goals.
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 scores
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from the Program Director or Department Chair, that should be addressed directly to our Program Director. Letters should indicate that the applicant is personally known to the letter writer, and should include an assessment of medical knowledge and clinical skills.

Application Instructions 


We appreciate that you’re considering our fellowship program, and look forward to receiving your application materials.  
If you have any questions about the application process after reading the information below, please contact the fellowship’s program coordinator, Renee Faw:   gerifell@wakehealth.edu

How To Apply:

You must be board-certified or board-eligible in one of the palliative medicine sponsoring specialties to join our fellowship program.  Our one (1) available position for the class matriculating in July, 2017 will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP, The “Match”).  We begin to receive and process applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) starting July 15th.

To begin your application, please follow the ERAS Fellowships Documents Office instructions found here.  Please be sure to register with both ERAS and NRMP in order to be eligible for the Match.  You can register with NRMP by going to the NRMP website.  Please note you will need to use your AAMC ID from your ERAS application to register for the NRMP.

Before submitting your application through NRMP, please familiarize yourself with the Binding Commitment policies.


ERAS applications open July 15th for entry the following July (e.g., July 2016 and later applications are for the July 2017 program).  Applications are preferred by September 1st.  Interviews will be held from August 24th until October 26th and Match results will be released on December 7th.  We recommend that you request letters of recommendations early in the process as these may sometimes take weeks to obtain.

A complete ERAS application checklist can be found by clicking here.

Applications are reviewed by the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Selection Committee and interviews offered to qualified candidates.   The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Selection Committee will make an offer based on applicant qualifications including academic record and potential to excel, clinical skills, devotion to teamwork, interactions during the interview day, leadership and integrity. 

*North Carolina Baptist Hospital is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity. Recruitment is solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications and ability to fulfill the requirements of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability. 

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