How to Apply

Apply for the UCSD/Scripps Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Each year, up to six fellows are selected for the UCSD/Scripps Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program, which will lead to board-eligibility in hospice and palliative medicine (HPM). We are now accepting applications via ERAS for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please look for us and apply using UCSD as the program name.

The field of HPM will participate in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Service for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Match participation timeline*

ERAS Opens: Saturday, July 15, 2017

NRMP Registration Opens: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rank List Opens: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rank List Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Match Day: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

*From the AAHPM

We will be accepting applications through Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. It is best to apply as early as possible to allow sufficient time to review your application for consideration of an interview and scheduling of an interview.

Who can apply

Current residents as well as mid-career physicians are eligible for the program and encouraged to apply. International medical graduates should ensure that they meet all criteria for medical licensure as listed on the Medical Board of California website prior to applying, as we are unable to accept applicants who cannot be licensed in California. We are also unable to accept applicants on a J-1 Visa who do not have a current California medical license.

Specialties that are eligible for board certification in HPM include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery