Department of Geriatrics

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program (HPM)

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Abi Katz, D.O., M.S., Director


The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is a one year fellowship program comprised of 12 rotations in pain management, supportive care, and clinical research. The primary teaching institutions are the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center(VAMC), Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton 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.

Rotation Schedule

  • VA Inpatient Hospice Unit with Inpatient Palliative Care Consults – Five months
  • MVH Inpatient Palliative Care Consults with ICS Ambulatory Palliative Care – Three months
  • HOD Inpatient Hospice – Two months
  • Pediatric Palliative Care – 2-4 weeks
  • Elective – 4-6 weeks
  • VA Palliative Care Clinic – Every Tuesday afternoon
  • HOD Home Visits – Alternate Monday afternoons
  • ECF Palliative Care/Hospice - Alternate Monday afternoons
  • Core Conferences – Every Thursday afternoon

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
Last edited on 07/24/2019.