Please send all questions and application materials to [email protected] and [email protected].

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Where Our Mission Meets Your Calling

Nationwide, there is a growing demand for educated and compassionate palliative care providers. We are meeting that need by providing 12-month 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 will need to succeed as part of the next generation of APPs in AdventHealth. In our fellowship, you will 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 will 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 program faculty 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 Nurse (ACHPN) examination.

Please note ACHPN certification is only available to nurse practitioners.

About Our Program

Learn about our fellowship program below and see more details in our Program Manual.

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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 the next cohort will run from December 1 to March 1. Applicant interviews will be conducted throughout March, with applicants selected and notified by mid April. This fellowship program has an anticipated start date of July.

Get in Touch With Our Team

To learn more about our fellowship program, please contact:

Daniel Lajoie, APRN, ACHPN
Program Director, Palliative Medicine APP Fellowship
[email protected]

Kim Armstrong, BSN, RN
Program Coordinator, Palliative Medicine APP Fellowship
[email protected]