University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

University of Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

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The University of Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) fellowship provides foundational and personalized training so you can become a leader in our young field.

Train with us and make your mark as a clinician, educator, leader, and human being.

"The UW–Madison Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship is the best in the country. The best part of the program are the people.  Once you're a fellow you're family."

—Kimberly Kopecky, MD, fellowship alumna 

Why You'll Love Our Program

  • Bootcamp, clinical simulations, and educational activities intentionally designed to bring fellows from a variety of backgrounds stepwise towards expertise in our field
  • Innovative high-stakes communication tools—such as "Best Case, Worst Case"—taught via simulations and our PalliTalk communication workshop 
  • Robust interprofessional teams dedicated to supporting your training in multiple clinical settings 
  • Support to explore your individual professional interests with peer and faculty mentorship, flexible electives, and Fellows as Teachers (FasT) curriculum 
  • Prioritization of fellows’ wellbeing and resiliency through a dedicated curriculum comprising regular reflection sessions, intentional clinical debriefing, social events, and narrative writing seminars 

"This fellowship couples a robust and diverse clinical experience with amazing mentorship. I had a great amount of autonomy with complex clinical cases, while also having the support and guidance of skilled faculty. "

—Michael Rubinson, DO, fellowship alumnus

Meet our Program Director

"'What do you hope to do? How can we help you get there?' These are the questions we ask you, so you can individualize your training year. 

You'll graduate with expertise in communication and the ability to provide excellent medical management for seriously ill patients and their families. We also prioritize support and wellbeing—to sustain you as you make your mark as a clinician, educator, leader, and human being. 

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