Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 12-month postgraduate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to training at our world renowned institution, you will also have the opportunity to train in the community hospice setting through rotations with our long-time partner, Hospice of the Valley, which is the largest not-for-profit hospice in the country.
The fellowship puts the needs of the patient first through a multidisciplinary team approach consisting of physicians, advanced practice providers, fellows, nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Each of these individuals bring a unique and highly valued skill set to the team for the benefit of patients and their families. You have the opportunity to learn from and interact with all of our team members, as well as a number of other specialties outside of palliative medicine through rotations across a variety of settings and specialties.
These rotations include:
- Inpatient palliative medicine
- Outpatient palliative medicine
- Inpatient hospice
- Outpatient hospice
- Hospital internal medicine
- Additional electives, pending availability
Graduates from our program will possess the expertise to manage a wide range of complex symptoms associated with serious illnesses. You will be adept in highly complex communication, including goals of care conversations. You will also possess the skills needed to pursue careers in either academic or community practices in both hospice and palliative medicine.
Completion and certification
After successfully completing this fellowship, you will receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
From the program director
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona. Our fellowship offers you the opportunity to train at a world renowned institution with a long history of providing patient centered care.
The Mayo Clinic Mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research with the primary value of putting the needs of the patient first. Palliative Medicine achieves this through a multidisciplinary team approach consisting of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, and chaplaincy. Each of these individuals brings a unique and highly valued skill set to the team for the benefit of patients and their families.
Our fellowship offers fellows a comprehensive educational experience including inpatient and outpatient Palliative Medicine and hospice opportunities. Our institution has enjoyed a long-standing collaboration with Hospice of the Valley. Founded in Phoenix in 1977, Hospice of the Valley is the largest not-for-profit hospice in the country.
Graduates from our program will possess the expertise to manage a wide range of complex symptoms. You will be adept in highly complex communication. You will also possess the skills needed to pursue careers in either academic or community practices in both hospice and palliative medicine.
Our goal is to provide an environment that fosters your professional and academic growth. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The fellowship provides pre-eminent education in the art and science of palliative medicine in order to develop leaders to advance the field of palliative medicine. This fellowship aims to:
- Produce unparalleled academic hospice and palliative medicine nurse practitioners and physician assistants who excel in the practice and administration of comprehensive, patient- and family-focused, subspecialty-level palliative medicine
- Foster unparalleled professionalism and team-based care by maintaining an interdisciplinary environment of inclusion, equity, integrity, diversity, and respect
- Generate hospice and palliative medicine nurse practitioners and physician assistants who embody the central ideology of Mayo Clinic, "the needs of the patient come first."
- Equip nurse practitioners and physician assistants with the skills of resiliency and self-care, allowing them to sustain their passion for hospice and palliative medicine throughout a long and rewarding career
- Facilitate the transition to practice experiences ensuring confidence and competence in practice through mentorship, didactic, and diverse educational opportunities.