Program Overview

Our fellowship positions are funded by the Medical University of South Carolina. We accept two fellows per year. Clinical rotations with MUSC and our affiliate sites provide fellows with a wide range of experience with diverse patient populations and treatment settings.

MUSC Health

  • 20 weeks of inpatient Palliative Care consultation with our interdisciplinary team comprised of physicians, advanced practice nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement coordinator, and palliative care volunteers.
  • MUSC Health University Hospital is a designated Level I trauma center, a transplant center (adult and pediatric, liver, kidney, heart, lung), and a burn center (adult and pediatric). Hollings Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated center in South Carolina. With the variety and magnitude of serious illness managed by our colleagues at MUSC, our fellows will see to the palliative needs of some of the most complex patients in the southeast.

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (VAMC)

  • 4 weeks of inpatient long-term care (in the CLC nursing home) and 4 weeks of home hospice caring for veterans with chronic and complex illness. VA rotation also includes time in telemedicine and inpatient consults.

Roper Healthcare System

  • 8 weeks of inpatient Palliative Care consultation service at Roper Hospital, a large community healthcare system in downtown Charleston and 4 weeks working with the corresponding Roper St. Francis Healthcare home hospice program.

Ambulatory Palliative Care Clinics - MUSC and VA

  • Alternating weeks providing outpatient Palliative Care follow up and new patient consultation for patients with a variety of serious illnesses.

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

  • 4 weeks of inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care consultation for patients ranging in age from neonate to teenager. The pediatric palliative care rotation also includes experience seeing patient in the Advanced Fetal Care Clinic and with Hands of Hope home hospice.