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Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, offers a one-year Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship that provides training in the care of patients facing advanced and life-limiting diseases. The fellowship is a collaborative program with Hospice of the Valley, the largest not-for-profit hospice organization in the country. Hospice of the Valley provides opportunities to care for patients in their homes as well as within palliative care units such as Sherman Home, which is located on the Mayo Clinic campus.

The goal of the fellowship is to develop academic leaders in palliative medicine who have outstanding skills in clinical palliative medicine, research, medical education, and administration.


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Features of Mayo Clinic's Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship include:

  • A committed faculty made up of board-certified palliative medicine physicians.
  • A rich clinical environment, as well as an outstanding academic infrastructure and opportunities to develop skills as an academician.
  • The opportunity to care for your patients across the continuum of their disease. We offer ongoing care through:
    • An active inpatient service providing consultations and ongoing management of patients with a variety of life-limiting illnesses
    • A thriving outpatient clinic
    • Sherman Home, an inpatient hospice unit located on the Mayo Clinic campus
  • You have the ability to engage in caring for patients with a diverse array of clinical conditions. Mayo Clinic is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and we have a very active and highly regarded transplant center. 
  • Exposure to the business and administrative aspects of palliative care.
  • Training in basic clinical research through research projects supported by mentors as well as staff in the Academic Support Office at Mayo Clinic.
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Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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This fellowship program is based on the integration of a multidisciplinary team caring for each patient. Our team consists of physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplaincy.


The program fulfills the training requirements as defined by the American Board of Medical Specialties and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the hospice and palliative medicine board exam through the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Program history

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, was established in 2007 and accepted its first trainee in 2008. We are currently accepting three physician fellows and one advanced practice provider annually. 

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