Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Adam Marks, MD, MPH Fellowship Director

The University of Michigan Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship, led by Director Adam Marks, MD, MPH, and Associate Director Marcos Montagnini, MD, FACP, is a one-year program that promotes excellence in HPM medicine. With the objective of developing experts and leaders in the field, and ensuring that patients with serious illness receive informed, expert, and appropriate care, the program offers a wide variety of clinical rotations, educational experiences, and scholarly/research opportunities. Trainees work with highly qualified, interdisciplinary faculty to prepare for a career in palliative medicine with an emphasis on academic and clinical practice. Fellows will be eligible to obtain board certification in hospice and palliative medicine at the completion of their one year of training.

We offer 4 positions per year. Learn more about the 3 Adult Track Positions. Learn more about the Pediatric Track Position.

Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Click here to learn more about the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship.  

We are excited to announce that we are offering a two-year Integrated Geriatric-Hospice and Palliative Medicine Track. Learn more about the program here.

Marcos Montagnini, MD, FACP, HPM Fellowship Associate Director

The curriculum is innovative and comprehensive, and strongly emphasizes all of the following educational domains:

  • The hospice and palliative approach to care
  • Death and coping
  • Psychosocial and spiritual support
  • Bereavement support for the family
  • Pain assessment and management in cancer and non-cancer patients
  • Assessment and management of non-pain symptoms
  • Medical co-morbidities and complications with life-threatening diseases
  • Optimizing quality of life
  • Communication
  • Ethical and legal decision making
  • Quality improvement and research methodology in populations with serious illnesses

In addition to our outstanding clinical training program the  University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows.”

Destiny Allen

HPM Fellowship Coordinator