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Meet Our Fellows

The NPPA Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship draws trainees from diverse practice settings as well as varying levels of advanced practice clinician experience. This variety in our fellows enhances the educational setting through the contribution and reflection of previous trainee experiences on fellowship concepts and content provided within the curriculum.

Learn more about our current fellows.

Amelia Tetlie, D.N.P., R.N.Amelia Tertlie, D.N.P., R.N.

What led you to pursue a post-graduate fellowship?
I graduated from Augsburg University in Minnesota with my doctorate as a family nurse practitioner. I had received a small amount of education on a vast amount of disease practices throughout the lifespan. I wanted to pursue more education in a specialized area of medicine to have more tools to be able to help patients to the best of my ability.

Where did you practice prior to starting this fellowship?
This fellowship is my first position as a nurse practitioner. Before working as a nurse practitioner, I worked as a bedside nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I spent my first four years as a nurse on the Cardiovascular Surgery PCU, and then I spent seven and a half years in the Medical Cardiac ICU.

What do you love most about this program?
I love how supportive every member of this program is. From the education leadership and coordinator, physicians, advanced practice providers, other fellows, and the entire interdisciplinary team (nurses, social workers, and chaplains), everyone is genuinely interested in you as a person, not just as a fellow. Everyone is eager to teach, engage, and offer recommendations and feedback that give you a new way to think about things. I have thoroughly enjoyed every day of this program and feel that palliative medicine not only offers insight into communicating with patients, but it offers life skills outside of the hospital setting as well.

Angela Guerrero, APRN, C.N.P.Angela L. Guerrero, APRN, C.N.P.

Why did you choose to pursue a post-graduate fellowship
During much of my career, I have found particular interest in comfort-focused and end-of-life care. I have felt privileged to be a part of this time in many of my patient's lives. I had not pictured myself being in a learner role again, but when the opportunity arose, and I became aware of this fellowship, I could not ignore pursuing furthering my education in an area of medicine I feel passionate about.

Where did you practice prior to starting this fellowship?
Prior to this fellowship, I held numerous roles in my undergraduate and graduate nursing positions. I previously practiced as an RN on a medical/surgical telemetry floor at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, followed by practice as an advanced practice nurse managing chronic diseases in a clinic setting for CareMore in Los Angeles, and as a primary care provider in assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities for Consultative Health and Medicine in the Twin Cities.

What makes the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic unique?
I love that the program has been integrated to include physicians and advanced practice providers from all different stages of life and career. Not only have the program directors put together wonderful learning experiences within the palliative care and hospice interdisciplinary teams, but everyone on those teams is excited about teaching and sharing their knowledge.