Physician Fellowship

For physicians interested in specialty training in hospice and palliative medicine and end-of-life care, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is the community hospice clinical site for a University of Kansas Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.

Founded in 2005, the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship demonstrates Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s expertise and commitment to develop physicians with specialty-level training in symptom control, communication, ethics and many other topics related to caring for patients with serious or terminal illnesses.

The hospice and palliative medicine fellowship aims to provide an evenly balanced hospice and palliative medicine experience. Fellowships last one year and include rotations in the inpatient hospice, home care and hospital settings.

Rotations include:

  • Inpatient rotations at Kansas City Hospice House™
  • Home and long-term care visits to hospice and palliative care patients with KCH.
  • A pediatric rotation with the Carousel pediatric hospice and palliative care program’s home care team.
  • In addition, fellows will rotate through inpatient palliative care consultation at University of Kansas Medical Center and North Kansas City Hospital, palliative care ambulatory outpatient clinics, and have the opportunity to tailor elective time to areas of interest.

The program is accredited by the  American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and accepts applicants with a degree in either Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) or Doctor of Medicine (MD).

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, the fellowship participates in the ERAS application system. If you have questions about the fellowship, please visit the University of Kansas Palliative Fellowship site or contact Cheryl Jacobson, fellowship coordinator at or 913-588-0348.

For more information about palliative medicine as a specialty, visit the following sites: