Department of Family and Social Medicine

Selection Process

Applicants will have completed an accredited residency-training program in family medicine, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation or neurology. A candidate will be in good standing and be either board certified or board eligible. Application forms may be obtained from the Palliative Care Service office. In addition to a completed application form, an applicant must submit three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications is December 1st. One letter of recommendation must be from the applicant’s current program director. A personal statement is required from each candidate and should include the following:

  • Why has the applicant chosen the field of palliative medicine?
  • What career goals (research, clinical, academic) does the candidate have in mind?
  • What expectations does the candidate have of the fellowship program?

A selection committee, comprised of the Medical Director of the Palliative Care Service, the Program Director of the Fellowship, and at least two (2) members of the core palliative care team, will review each application received. Selection of candidates to interview will be based on the following:

  • Proven clinical competence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Prior training and commitment to Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Feasibility of success in the field.

Candidates from racial and ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who seem likely to become leaders in the field.

Interviews are conducted from September through November, and applicants will be notified of decisions by January 31st.

NOTE: For application cycle 2013-14, we will be accepting applications through the ERAS, which will begin late winter 2011. Please call our office with questions 718 920 6378.

 
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