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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

The Ohio State University Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship is a well-established ACGME-accredited program devoted to training future physicians and leaders in the care of patients with serious illness. The 1-year program accepts 4 physicians as fellows to prepare them to launch successful palliative medicine careers in such settings as ambulatory, hospice and/or hospital-based settings with diverse patient populations. Experienced and committed educators use a combination of approaches (clinical experiences, workshops, didactics, mentoring, etc) to foster learning in clinical skills as well as develop the foundation for those individuals interested in becoming leaders, researchers and/or clinical educators in the field.

Our program currently offers:

  • A one-year clinical fellowship offered by the Division of Palliative Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine that includes a high-volume, interdisciplinary clinical program and the opportunity to receive a certificate in medical education

  • A one-year combined Adult/Pediatric track offered by the Division of Palliative Medicine at The Ohio State University and the Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice Program in the Department of Anesthesia at Nationwide Children's Hospital for those physicians interested in practicing hospice and palliative medicine for both adults and children

Participating institutions include:

  • the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center comprised of:
    • o    The University Hospital
      o    The Ross Heart Hospital
      o    The James Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • OhioHealth Hospice and Kobacker House
  • Zusman Community Hospice

Most educational sessions (workshops, lectures, small group discussions) are shared with the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellows at OhioHealth and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide a collaborative learning environment that draws on Hospice and Palliative Medicine experts in the Greater Columbus area.


Fellowship Director

Jillian Gustin, MD
The OSU Center for Palliative Care
5th Floor McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210
e-mail: Jillian.Gustin@osumc.edu

Education Coordinator

Elaine Vorwerk

The OSU Center for Palliative Care
5th Floor McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210
e-mail: Elaine.Vorwerk@osumc.edu


Requirements for Application:

Fellow applicants must have completed or will complete an ACGME or AOA-accredited residency program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine (including combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric programs), Pediatrics, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, or Surgery. In addition, fellow applicants must be board-certified or board-eligible with demonstration of active pursuit of certification.

To Apply:

Applicants interested in pursuing fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center should follow the instructions via ERAS.

ERAS applications open July 15th for entry in July one year later (e.g. July 2016 applications are for the academic year 2017-2018). Interviews will begin in September through October. The Rank List deadline is November 11, 2016 and the Match results will be released December 2, 2016.