Department of Geriatrics

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program (HPM)

photo of a physician and patientOverview

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program offered by the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is uniquely structured to maximize individualized and one on one educational opportunities, while encouraging fellows to guide the training experience to meet their future practice goals. Our one-year fellowship is comprised of 13 block rotations (four weeks each) in pain management, supportive care, and clinical research. The primary teaching institutions are the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center(VAMC), Miami Valley HospitalDayton Children’s Hospital and Hospice of Dayton (HOD).  Formal conferences with enthusiastic staff participating from departments of hematology/oncology, geriatrics and internal medicine as well as various other health disciplines — such as pharmacy, nursing, social work, psychology and chaplaincy — provide an integrated learning experience in the study of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Opportunities exist for attending one major conference during the training period. We expect fellows to become proficient in consultations, pain and symptom management, interdisciplinary care and patient-oriented research.

Mission & Vision

Our mission: To provide the highest quality of Hospice and Palliative Medicine care in our community while training future healthcare professionals in that standard of excellence.

Our vision: For today’s students, residents, and fellows to become tomorrow’s leaders in primary and specialized care in End of Life and Palliative patient care.

Rotation Schedule

  • Integrated Hospice and Palliative Care Clinical Experience - Inpatient Hospice Unit, Inpatient Hospital Palliative Care Consults, and ECF Palliative Care (Dayton VAMC)—4 blocks
  • Inpatient Hospital Palliative Care Consult Service (Miami Valley Hospital)—4 blocks
  • Acute Inpatient Hospice (Hospice of Dayton)—2 blocks
  • Community Home Hospice (Vitas Hospice)—1 block
  • Pediatric Palliative Care (Dayton Children's Hospital)—1 block
  • Elective (ICU, Heme/Onc, Burn Unit, Geriatrics, Post-Acute and Skilled Care, Others)—1 block
  • Palliative Care Clinic (Dayton VAMC)—1 half day a week
  • Core Conference Series—1 half day a week

Application Process and Criteria

ACGME #: 5403814022

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is a one-year clinical training program for physicians who are board certified or board eligible from an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved internal medicine or family medicine residency. Two fellows are accepted annually through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and are expected to start July 1; however, accommodations for off-cycle trainees will be considered. Only electronic applications are accepted via the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). You will need to provide:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from a program director
  • Official transcripts from your medical school

Program Director

Robin Rene Rinehart, M.D.

School of Medicine Admin
Assistant Professor and Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Last edited on 07/18/2023.