Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Scripps Mercy Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship Program.

We are proud to continue a long tradition of training excellence, starting at San Diego Hospice in 2000, followed by ACGME-accreditation of our program in 2008 when Scripps Mercy Hospital partnered with San Diego Hospice as the the sponsoring institution. In 2013, Scripps Mercy Hospital became the primary teaching site for the fellowship, and our faculty is thrilled to welcome your application to our program.

Our goal is to provide you the very best in HPM education, with close attention to your clinical, communication, and teaching skills, as well as your personal and professional growth. Our interdisciplinary faculty is deeply committed to the future of our field and your development as a future colleague. You will have the opportunity to train in multiple settings, including Scripps Mercy Hospital, Scripps Hospice, and University of California, San Diego Medical Center, as well as in the community.

San Diego is a fantastic place to live and train, with access to the ocean, desert and mountains all within a few hours drive. San Diego is a diverse, welcoming city, and we think you will find entertainment, outdoor activities and neighborhoods to suit your preference. Quality of life is important to our patients and to us, and San Diego provides ample opportunity for exploration and relaxation in your free time.

Please take a look at our website, and please contact us with any questions you may have.


Dr. Holly Yang
Program Director
Scripps Mercy Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program