Where Our Mission Meets Your Calling

Nationwide, there's a growing demand for educated and compassionate palliative care providers. We're meeting that need by providing post-graduate fellowships for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

The mission of our Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is to grow the clinical, academic and patient experience skills you'll need to succeed as part of the next generation of APPs in AdventHealth. In our fellowship, you'll complete a dedicated year of training and education to prepare for a palliative medicine practice.

Grow Your Skills in Palliative Medicine

Palliative Care is a medical specialty focused on maximizing quality of life through the relief of symptoms during all stages of a serious illness. It is appropriate at any age and can be provided along with curative and life-prolonging treatment. Providers can help treat symptoms like pain, constipation, nausea, dyspnea and anxiety while also assisting in ensuring goals of care for patients and families align with medical treatment.

In our postgraduate fellowship program, you’ll gain: 

  • Knowledge in the assessment and management of complex pain-related and non-pain-related symptoms at a sub-specialty level
  • A deeper understanding of the complex interaction between serious medical illness and each patient’s goals
  • Practice performing spiritual, psychosocial and cultural assessments with referrals to appropriate interdisciplinary members
  • Clinical exposure in hospice, oncology and end-stage conditions
  • Weekly didactics with physician fellows and one-on-one supervision
  • Varied rotations at AdventHealth hospitals in the Orlando area

Upon completion of the program, fellows will receive a certificate documenting successful completion and will have the skills and knowledge to successfully pass the Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative practitioner examination.

About Our Program

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Competitive Fellowship Benefits for You

We want to ensure that it’s rewarding for you to expand your expertise with us. That’s why we’ve made these benefits part of our fellowship program:

  • Competitive fellowship salary for 12 months, then transition to a full nurse practitioner salary
  • Employment status to include benefits (health insurance, malpractice, CME days and paid leave days)

Meet Our Program Team

With a wealth of knowledge and combined decades of experience, our fellowship program team is dedicated to helping you grow your career in palliative medicine.

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Take the Next Step, Apply Today

We welcome your application for our fellowship program in palliative medicine. Online applications for our 2023 program are now open and will be closing on July 15, 2022. Applicant interviews will be conducted throughout August, with applicants selected and notified in September. The fellowship program begins in January 2023.

Get in Touch With Our Team

To learn more about our fellowship program, please contact:

 

Hetal Patel, APRN, MSN

Program Director, APP Palliative Care Fellowship

[email protected]

 

Lucielle Gallo

Practice Manager of Palliative Care

[email protected]