Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship | GME at PCOM
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Hospice and Palliative Medicine 
Fellowship Program

Director: Michael Srulevich, DO, MPH, FAAHPM

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is a one-year program that trains physicians to address the medical, psycho-social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses.

Fellowship training occurs in a variety of community-based and academic settings in diverse socio demographic locations of the Philadelphia area. Assiduous medical care and symptom management in seriously ill patients will be closely correlated with social determinants of health for each individual patient. Multidimensional patient care focuses on the physical, psychological, social and spiritual domains of serious illness. Comprehensive training for Fellows includes experiences in:

  • Inpatient palliative care consultation
  • Comprehensive cancer care
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospice
  • Pediatric consult service
  • Post-acute and long-term care
  • Pain management
  • Opportunities for electives in various disciplines

Participation in weekly didactics, clinical learning, research and quality improvement are vital aspects of the fellow's education. The program provides training in teaching, administration and research to prepare fellows for careers as academicians, clinical educators, leaders and public health advocates.


Fellows will participate in and lead weekly lectures in various palliative care topics for multiple learners throughout their training.

Scholarly Activity

Fellows will identify, formulate and produce an academic paper suitable for publication. This can either be a research project or a quality improvement project. In addition, they are encouraged to present at local and national conferences.

We participate in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service), and the Match is conducted through NRMP (National Resident Matching Program). Deadlines and additional information may be found on the NRMP website.

Prior to appointment in a program, fellows must have completed an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or ACGME accredited program in family medicine, internal medicine,  physical medicine and rehabilitation or neurology; or at least three clinical years in an AOA or ACGME accredited graduate educational program in one of the following specialties: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiation oncology, radiology or surgery.

Designated Osteopathic Residents

All PCOM residents/fellows will be Designated Osteopathic Residents. All must have sufficient background and/or instruction in osteopathic philosophy and techniques in manipulative medicine to prepare them to engage in the program's curriculum.

The Eligibility Requirements must be met before an applicant is eligible to receive an invitation to interview.

Other Information

All applicants for PCOM fellowship programs must be authorized to work in the United States.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Brenda Hoffman
Program Coordinator
Phone: 215-871-6371
Email: brendaho1@pcom.edu

Contact Us

Department of Graduate Medical Education

4190 City Avenue, Suite 409

Philadelphia, PA 19131