Application Information | Palliative Care Fellowship | MedStar Health

Application Information—The MedStar Health—Washington Hospital Center Fellowship Program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Dr. Hunter Groninger poses for a photo with a patient in a hospital room setting.
Physician fellowship applicants submit applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Of note, the specialty of palliative care participates in the match process.  Applications will be accepted through ERAS starting in June for fellowships starting the following July. Please contact us directly if you have any questions about the application process. See our specific pages for our Palliative Social Work and Palliative Nurse Practitioner program application processes.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed an ACGME accredited residency program by the time of fellowship

  • Applicants must be board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, or Ob/Gyn, or board eligible with demonstration of active pursuit of certification

How to apply

Application requirements

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A personal statement describing the applicant's interest in and commitment to a career in palliative medicine and hospice

  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the applicant's department head, program director, or division chief and at least one letter should be from a clinician in the field of hospice or palliative care

  • USMLE transcript

  • MedStar Health supports J-1 visa applications

Additional information

Faren Clum

"The main reason that I chose the program honestly was the feeling that I got when I came here for the interview, from getting to know the team...supportive and curious and knowledgeable. I also appreciate being at a hospital that serves the local community."
-Dr. Faren Clum, 2020 Program Graduate

Salary and benefits

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Contact us

Program Director:
Dr. Michael Pottash, MD MPH


Program Coordinator:
Ms. Donita Mckinney-Gadson