Our fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program designed to train future leaders in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and we have two available fellowship spots each year. Our program offers diverse clinical exposure at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Trellis Supportive Care/Hospice and Palliative Care Center, and W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center (VAMC).

Our Mission

Wake Forest Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program trains top physicians to become compassionate, clinically excellent leaders in all areas of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer Gabbard, we provide a one-year ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine that qualifies graduates for board certification.

The primary goal of the Wake Forest Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship is to provide advanced training in the specialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine serving a diverse patient population across the continuum of acute hospital care, ambulatory care, long-term care, hospice, house call and pediatrics. Program objectives include:

  • To provide a comprehensive curriculum that will prepare fellows for careers in hospice and palliative medicine.
  • To train physicians in the comprehensive interdisciplinary team-based care of patients with serious illness and their family members.
  • To train palliative physicians in the practice of palliative medicine in the context of Value-Based Care models.
  • To train future leaders in academic hospice and palliative medicine.
  • To provide an expanded Hospice Experience beyond the national standard.
  • To train physicians in communication to expand their skills in all care settings, emphasizing the skills needed to manage complex family dynamics, prognostication and existential crisis.

We hope you will consider applying to our program and joining our team!

Program Benefits Highlights

As a fellow of Wake Forest you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-call resources (rooms, meals, etc.)
Learn more about the all standard benefits available to Wake Forest Fellows. Program-specific benefits, if available, can be found on the program application page.

Why Choose Wake Forest for Fellowship?

Several current fellows describe what they love about being at Wake Forest and living in Winston-Salem.