Our fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program designed to train and mentor future leaders in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. We have two available fellowship positions each year. Our program offers diverse clinical exposure at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Trellis Supportive Care, Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, and Bermuda Village.

Overview of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Dr. Jennifer Davis, Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, gives an overview of the program. Topics include: goal of the program, description of curriculum, clinical experiences with faculty and locations, collaboration with pediatrics, communication skills training, joint activities with geriatrics fellows, future goals, interdisciplinary team, leadership support, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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 Davis, 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, home care 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.
  • To create a climate of inclusion and embrace the diversity of our fellows, which are priorities for the program. We are committed to recruiting and training talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities.

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

Special Features of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Dr. Rebecca Omlor, Assistant Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, provides additional insight about special features of the program. Topics include: diversity of clinical experiences, progressive curriculum, narrative medicine and self-care curriculum, mentorship program, faculty support, and career development.