Our division participates fully in the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate educational affairs of the Department of Medicine. Faculty members of the division are responsible for the geriatrics and palliative care fellowship training programs at the University of Miami Hospital & Clinics/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami VA Healthcare System, Jackson Health System, and the Miami Jewish Health Systems.

We provide preeminent interdisciplinary education and innovation in the continuum of care of the elderly, applying the biopsychosocial aging model to improve health and independence for older persons. Our holistic approach integrates faculty from the entire spectrum of academic disciplines, ranging from molecular genetics to health-policy development.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

The newly ACGME accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital offers a well rounded clinical training experience in hospice and palliative medicine, caring for a diverse patient population under the mentorship of experienced board certified faculty. Fellows will be exposed to all sectors of healthcare system throughout the fellowship. The participating institutions include Jackson Memorial Hospital, a large urban teaching hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, the pediatric hospital for the Jackson Health System, the Miami VA Medical Center, the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Vitas Innovative Hospice Care – all conveniently located in walking distance within a health district. Rotations are structured and balanced encompassing various clinical settings – inpatient unit management, inpatient palliative care consultation, outpatient palliative care clinic, home hospice care, long term care, specialized cancer care and pediatric hospital and home care. In addition to rich clinical experience, fellows will have a wide variety of specialty and subspecialty elective options including pain medicine/interventional pain service, hematology and oncology with various site disease groups, supportive and integrative cancer care, radiation oncology, and heart transplant program. Our fertile academic environment is very conducive to conduct clinical and education research projects and offers excellent opportunities for various scholarly activities to promote career development.

For further information about the fellowship and application process, please contact Shelley Manning at (305) 243-2951 and/or e-mail: