Program Highlights

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

The UCSD/Scripps Health Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is a one-year program designed for physicians who wish to become sub-specialists and have a long-term career in hospice and palliative medicine.

The program prepares trainees to work in a variety of roles, including leadership positions within the field. Graduates have successfully become hospice medical directors and palliative medicine consultants in outpatient and inpatient settings across the United States.

Our program is a continuation of the legacy of the San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine fellowship program, in which both Scripps Mercy Hospital/Scripps Health and UCSD played integral roles to graduate more than 80 fellows.

Fellows who complete the UCSD/Scripps Health program are well equipped to practice in diverse settings, including:

  • Acute palliative care units
  • Inpatient consultation
  • Outpatient consultation
  • Patients’ homes
  • Long-term care facilities