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Bi-campus Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Program Highlights

About the Program

In 2019, the Palliative Care Programs at the Columbia and Cornell Campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital initiated a Bi-campus Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, expanding on the already existing Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

NewYork-Presbyterian, with its diversity of clinical training programs, patient populations, faculty and staff, provides an ideal setting for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration, as our fellows work with the varied clinical providers who participate in the care of seriously ill adults and children. The year-long fellowship encompasses the medical, psychosocial, ethical, existential, and spiritual domains of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. We are committed to the excellence and preparation of future leaders in the clinical, educational, policy and research areas of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Clinical Training

Rotation Site

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical center (CUIMC): Inpatient Consultation, Clinical Ethics, Continuity Clinic
  • Newyork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (WCMC): Inpatient Consultation, Continuity Clinic
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (MSCH): Pediatric palliative care
  • Calvary Hospital (Bronx): Long-term care rotation/hospice
  • VNS Hospice: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx

The fellows have an active clinical role at all sites during the fellowship while working with the respective Interdisciplinary Teams (IDTs). One month of elective time is offered to pursue research or additional clinical training. Examples include: Clinical Ethics, Radiation Oncology, Integrative therapies, Interventional Pain Medicine, Consultation Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuro-Oncology, Geriatrics and more. International Electives are also possible — for example, in the Dominican Republic, Uganda and India.

Rotations Blocks (= 4 weeks)
Inpatient Consult Service (CUIMC) 5.5 blocks
Inpatient Consult Service (WCMC) 2 blocks
Clinical Ethics (CUIMC) .5 block
Hospice (VNS) 2.5 blocks
Pediatric Palliative Care (MSCH) .5 block
Long Term Care/Hospice (at Calvary Hospital) 1 block
Elective 1 block
Vacation 4 weeks

Didactics & Educational Program

  • HPM Fellowshop Core Lecture Series (weekly)
  • Journal Club (monthly)
  • Departmental Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds (monthly)
  • Bi-campus Case Conferences Columbia and Cornell (quarterly)
  • Debriefing and Resiliency Training sessions for our fellows (monthly)
  • Narrative Medicine Workshop (monthly)
    • We are committed to helping our fellows develop a reflective practice and develop and strengthen their narrative competence. That is, "to recognize, absorb, metabolize, interpret, and be moved by the stories of illness." (Rita Charon)

How to Apply

Our Bi-campus (Columbia and Cornell campuses) HPM fellowship program is listed in ERAS as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia and Cornell Campus) Program — (5403512118)

[Previously, our fellowship program was listed as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program Number 5403504076]

The fellowship is an ACGME approved interdisciplinary fellowship (4 fellows per year) located in both the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Applicants who have completed (or will complete) an ACGME approved residency in one of the following disciplines are eligible to apply:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry and neurology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The following are required for applicants to upload to ERAS: Curriculum vitae, Personal statement, 3 letters of support, Test scores (e.g., United States Medical Licensing Examination or Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates). Fellowship candidates can submit applications to our program in July. We begin reviewing applications in August and invite successful applicants to interview on a rolling basis.



Adult Palliative Care Service

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Elizabeth Moreno
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Blinderman and Fellowship Program Coordinator