The UAB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program has been training leaders in academic Palliative Medicine since 2000, making it one of the oldest and most established training programs in the country. Our one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship offers a rigorous interdisciplinary education in palliative care at UAB Hospitals, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, and Children's of Alabama. Fellows also receive training in the outpatient setting through the UAB Supportive Care & Survivorship Clinic, the UAB HIV Palliative Care Clinic, and through partnerships with community hospices and long term care facilities.  In addition to clinical skills, the curriculum includes training in palliative research methodology and quality improvement, teaching skills, and palliative care and hospice business and administration.  The balance and breadth of experience ensures that fellows are ready to practice in the inpatient, ambulatory, or hospice settings upon completion of the fellowship training.

 We are currently accepting applications for one-year adult and one-year pediatric track training.
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Contact Information:

Elizabeth McAllister
Program Coordinator
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham
CH19 218P | 933 19th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
P: (205) 934-7972

Fellowship Committee:

Michael Barnett, MD, MS, FAAP, Program Director
Jennifer Courtney, MD
Heather Herrington, MD
Neil Steil, MD
Kay Knowlton, PhD, LPC
Jackie Palmore, RN, CHPN

2013 Fellows Reunion