Application

We begin accepting applications, either directly through our application form or through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), on December 1st on an 18-month cycle (e.g. applications submitted on December 1, 2013 will be for the incoming class of July 1, 2015).  ERAS closes on May 31st of the following year, but we continue to accept applications on a rolling basis and will interview until we have filled all of our positions for the academic year.  Currently we are interviewing and filling one year in advance.

Please contact us to see if we are still accepting applications for any given academic year or if you have any questions about the application process.

The following documentation is required of all applicants in order for their file to be considered complete.  Interviews will not be offered until files are complete.  Please be sure to include each of these documents in order to assure prompt consideration of your application.


  • Completed application form with a recent photograph

  • Curriculum vitae (must be month/year specific)

  • Personal statement (1-page that outlines your purpose in pursuing a career in Palliative Medicine, including a statement of career goals)

  • Copy of current state medical license

  • Copy of current DEA certificate

  • Copy of all USMLE or FLEX board certificates

  • Notarized copy of medical school diploma

  • Certified medical school transcript

  • Copy of Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE, or “dean’s letter”)

  • Copy of residency certificate when available

  • Three (3) Letters of reference (one should be from director of residency program; must be solicited by applicant and sent directly to the program office)        

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  • For foreign medical graduates: Copy of Green Card, proof of US citizenship, or current visa status.
  • For foreign medical graduates: Notarized copy of ECFMG Certificate


Terms, Conditions, & Benefits

Detailed terms and conditions of appointment may be found in the UAB Graduate Medicine Education (GME) Policies and Procedures Manual.

Only applicants who meet all of the following criteria may be accepted into our accredited training program sponsored by UAB University Hospital:

  • Are graduates or  will graduate from an ACGME- or AOA-accredited residency program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, or Surgery, as determined by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) of Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

  • Are board-certified or board-eligible in one of the above medical specialties.

  • Are licensed or will be licensed to practice medicine the State of Alabama prior to the start date of fellowship training.

  • Are US citizens or hold a valid visa for graduate medical education in the US.  Candidates must meet with the UAB International Scholar & Student Services to ensure that the applicant holds an appropriate visa or to assist in the processing of the paperwork required for full compliance with states and federal policies.

An explanation of fellow salary and benefits can be found in the UAB Resident Benefits Summary.