Hospice and Palliative Care
Application Requirements for Hospice and Palliative Medicine
for admission to our program include:
or equivalent degree
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.
of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada, require certification by the
Applications must be
submitted through ERAS. A complete application includes the
- ERAS Application
- Curriculum Vitae
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.
We appreciate that you’re
considering our fellowship program, and look forward to receiving your
If you have any questions about the application
process after reading the information below, please contact the fellowship’s
program coordinator, Renee Faw:
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
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.
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
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