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Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at the IU School of Medicine

The demand for hospice and palliative care is growing at an unprecedented rate – and there are too few board-certified hospice and palliative care physicians available to meet this demand, particularly in our service area.

That is why Center for Hospice Care and the Hospice Foundation are working with the IU School of Medicine to recruit physicians to apply for a one-year Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Thanks to the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust, we are able to fund an additional seat in the program and special emphasis is being given to recruiting candidates from North Central Indiana. Our objective is multi-pronged: we are in need of board-eligible/board-certified hospice and palliative care physicians for our organization; in addition, we want to help provide local hospitals with physicians trained in hospice and palliative care in order to help those with a life-limiting illness.

The Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at the IU School of Medicine is dedicated to training individuals to develop expertise in the care of patients with serious illness and to become leaders in the field of Palliative Medicine.

If you:

  • enjoy the physician-patient relationship more than anything else in medicine;
  • have found it rewarding to support patients and their families through serious illness;
  • have appreciated the support a palliative care team or hospice has given patients and their families; or
  • have had personal experiences where you have seen those benefits…

… this Fellowship may offer the opportunity for a rewarding career path. If so, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you in greater detail. Please contact Cyndy Searfoss at 574.277.4203 or searfossc@cfhcare.org to learn more.