Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship

Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship

Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine FellowshipThe Firelands Regional Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is designed for candidates who have long term career goals in end-of-life care or a desire to pursue end-of-life care as a specialty practice or as an adjunct to their career in primary care. This program is open to anyone who has completed an ACGME-approved residency in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology or psychiatry and is designed around a competency based curriculum with these seven major areas:

  • Develop expertise in palliative medicine
  • Teach and model communication and collaboration skills
  • Develop clinical scholarship
  • Accrue palliative medicine skills in pain and symptom control
  • Exemplify professionalism and compassion
  • Model advocacy for patients and families
  • Develop skills in systems-based palliative care practice

Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship

The program is a one-year fellowship leading to board eligibility in hospice and palliative medicine. The fellowship is sponsored and supported by Firelands Regional Medical Center and Stein Hospice Service, Inc. [hyperlink to Stein Hospice site] Fellows will receive broad, practical experience in hospice and palliative medicine through inpatient and outpatient rotations supervised by certified hospice and palliative medicine experts.

Firelands Regional Medical Center Hospice fellows are actively involved in the care and management of a significant number of patients throughout the year. Hospice and palliative care services are provided through the Stein Inpatient Unit, Firelands Regional Medical Center, and outpatient community settings.

Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine FellowshipFellows work with members of the interdisciplinary team. They are responsible for consultation services that guide the direction of palliative care and participate in the interdisciplinary care of patients and families. In addition, fellows work in conjunction with staff attending and physicians in training in providing continuity of care for these patients.

Weekly patient management conferences and seminars are held to provide background about patient management. Fellows will be able to discuss psychosocial and spiritual issues with the interdisciplinary team both informally and at scheduled conferences. The service is interdisciplinary in philosophy and in staff. The fellow will learn about complementary and traditional healing methods through team members from disciplines such as recreational therapy, nutritional therapy, and social services.

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Hospice & Palliative Medicine Salary

Additional Benefits

In addition to the above-mentioned medical internship salary, resident benefits include:

  • Health insurance plan including prescription drug, dental and vision coverage for house staff and family

  • Life insurance

  • Long-term disability insurance

  • Liability insurance

  • Sign-on bonus

  • Educational stipend

  • Exercise allowance

  • Moving allowance

  • AOA & AMA membership fees paid

  • Ohio training certificate fee

  • Two lab coats

  • Meals while on duty

Application Information

Applicants seeking to apply to the program must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Graduation from a medical school in the United States of America or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States of America, accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).
  • Firelands Regional Medical Center does not sponsor visas.


For more information on additional Medical Education Programs offered at Firelands Regional Medical Center explore the links below!


Transitional Year Residency

Transitional Year Residency Dr. Shah practicing with medical students shadowing

Firelands Regional Medical Center offers a transitional year residency featuring a strong clinical base for any residency. The transitional year residents at Firelands Regional Medical Center are the foundation of the house staff and provide important mentoring and leadership roles for the students.

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Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Gerow, Dr. Jackmovich, and Dr. Lanzola making rounds at Firelands Regional Medical Center

Firelands Regional Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency is dedicated to developing physicians who are highly skilled and qualified to manage the many aspects of family medicine — including ambulatory care, preventive medicine, chronic disease management, inpatient medicine, office procedures and practice management.

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