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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Under the direction of Leigh Vaughan, M.D., the one-year MUSC Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship gives fellows the opportunity to work at MUSC, Roper St. Francis Hospital, and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (VAMC). 

With the objective of developing experts and leaders in the field, and ensuring that patients with life-limiting diseases receive informed, expert, and appropriate care, the program offers a wide variety of clinical rotations, educational experiences, and scholarly/research opportunities. 

Training includes broad-based exposure to both adult and pediatric palliative medicine in community and academic settings, with well-established interdisciplinary palliative care teams.

Our fellowship positions are funded by the Medical University of South Carolina. We accept two fellows per year.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Completed applications must include the following:

  • Three letters of recommendation (Including one letter from the Program Director)
  • Current photograph
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) transcripts or COMLEX transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate, if applicable
  • Visa, if applicable

For information on applying through ERAS, please visit the ERAS website. Applications for the upcoming academic year are accepted until October. All applications are reviewed by the Program Director. Applicants will be contacted regarding invitation to interview after receipt and review of the completed application. Interviews are scheduled on an individual basis and every effort is made to meet the needs of the applicant. Thursday interview dates are suggested to allow for the opportunity to attend our weekly didactics as well as explore our beautiful city, sample our rich tradition of great food and restaurants or stroll down one of our wide, sandy beaches.

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