Thank you for your interest in the Palliative Medicine Fellowship at UAB. We welcome your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and applicants are selected through the National Resident Matching Program [(NRMP #1007540-F0 for adult track or 1007540-F1 for pediatric track)]. UAB sponsors J-1 or H-1 visas if needed, for applicants who match with us. We plan on filling three positions in the adult track and one position in the pediatric track. Applicants matching with these positions will begin their fellowship training on July 1, 2019.

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

  • ERAS 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)
  • USMLE or FLEX board certificates
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE, or “Dean’s letter”)
  • Three (3) Letters of reference (one should be from director of residency program for current trainees/recent graduates or from an immediate supervisor for those who are in clinical practice)

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Residency Critera & 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.
  • 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.


Application & Interview Timeline

We will accept applications between July 1, 2018 through October 18, 2018. Please note applications received after the October 18, 2018 deadline will not be considered. When your completed ERAS application arrives, it will be reviewed by members of the fellowship selection committee to determine how you rank with respect to other applicants. Should your application be sufficiently competitive, we will contact you to arrange a visit on one of our scheduled interview dates. Interview invitations are sent out on a rolling basis from July through October.


For more infomation, please contact:

Elizabeth McAlister
Program Coordinator
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care
CH 19, 933 19th Street South, Room 218A 
Birmingham, AL 35233
(tel) (205) 934-7972
(fax) (205) 975-5870