Interview Season

Thank you for your interest in the Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship at UAB. We welcome your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) annually beginning July 22 through October 31. Applicants are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP #1007540-F0). UAB sponsors J-1 or H-1 visas if needed, for applicants who match with us. Before applying, please check eligibility criteria. Applicants matching with us will begin their fellowship training the following Academic Year on July 1. 

Following AAMC guidance, applications are reviewed using a holistic review process which enables us to get to you beyond the numbers on an application. Invitations are sent via ERAS in rounds as we receive and review applications.

Following AAIM and AAHPM guidance for virtual interviews and in an effort to provide a safe and equitable interview process, all interviews will take place via Zoom and we do not plan to host formal second looks / site visits. If your travels bring you through the Birmingham area, please visit the Life in Birmingham page for ideas and other resources or contact our Program Coordinator, Elizabeth McAlister at

The format of our typical interview day is:

 AM Time (Central) PM Time (Central) Interview Segment
9:00a 1:00p  Login, check connections, overview of the day  
9:10a 1:10p  Introductions and Program Overview
10:00a 2:00p  Interview #1
10:20a 2:20p  Interview #2
10:40a 2:40p  Break
10:50a 2:50p  Video Tour
11:00a 3:00p  Interview #3
11:20a 3:20p  Interview #4
11:40a 3:40p  Wrap-up, questions, social time with current fellow(s)   

UAB’s national reputation in palliative medicine speaks for itself. There is no better program. This fellowship will enable you to pave the way for greater palliative care access in your community and in this country. The core knowledge I gained in fellowship was exactly the foundation I needed to build on in my career. There is nothing like working alongside the experts and they work at UAB! ~ Dr. Laura Farless (Class of 2010-2011)

I chose to train at UAB because it is a well established program with diverse clinical experiences. And everyone at UAB is amazing! My training at UAB has allowed me to help start and become the medical director of a palliative care unit at my current institution. ~ Dr. Jessica Wolff (Class of 2018-2019)

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. If you are interested in advanced training opportunities, let us know during the application process.

    • 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 the director of residency program for current trainees/recent graduates or from an immediate supervisor for those who are in clinical practice)

Foreign Medical Graduates:

    • Copy of Green Card, proof of US citizenship, or current visa status.

    • Notarized copy of ECFMG Certificate

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. Please note, applications received after the October 15 deadline will not be considered.


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Residency Criteria & 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
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For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth McAlister, MS, C-TAGME
Education Administrator
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