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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship


Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) is proud to offer a one-year clinical fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The overall educational mission is to create successful and competency-based clinicians that can care for patients and their families who face life-limiting or life-threatening illness. With the accreditation of Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in 2006, there has been a tremendous need for leaders within the field. WFUBMC goal is to create those leaders of tomorrow.

Program Overview:

Our one-year fellowship program offers a diverse exposure to clinical venues based at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC), the Hospice and Palliative CareCenter (HPCC) and the greater Winston-Salem, NC area. WFUBMC is an academic health system comprised of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest University Physicians, and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park.

The Hospice and Palliative CareCenter of Winston-Salem, NC has been providing compassionate care to individuals and families in the community for the past forty years. As the first hospice and palliative care provider in North Carolina, it remains at the forefront of end-of-life care, with expanding programs and services to meet the needs of patients and families.

The fellowship program is structured along the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies in hospice and palliative medicine. Through a series of clinical rotations, didactics, participation in scholarly activities, and varying seminars, the fellow will:

  • Satisfy the requirements to sit for the ABIM Hospice and Palliative Medicine board certification exam
  • Develop expertise in assessment and management of symptoms related to chronic and life-limiting illness and provide high-quality end-of-life care
  • Master the knowledge of hospice and palliative medicine and commit to life-long learning
  • Employ effective communication skills in interaction with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
  • Incorporate and support interdisciplinary team-care in future clinical venues
  • Appreciate a supportive environment where professionalism, ethical principles, and teamwork are furthered

    Fellowship Director:

    Jennifer Gabbard, MD 
    Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    Assistant Professor Internal Medicine
    Section of Gerontology and Geriatrics
    Medical Center Boulevard
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157

    Fellowship Coordinator:

    Jennifer Keel
    Wake Forest Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
    Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC  27157
    Transitional and Supportive Care, 8th Floor Janeway Tower
    p 336.713.2462 |  f 336.713.2463


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