The University of Kentucky College of Medicine in collaboration with Bluegrass Care Navigators℠ sponsors a 1-year fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. This program will prepare a physician fellow to become an expert in palliative medicine, demonstrating the highest standards in patient care and clinical scholarship, and is designed to prepare physicians for a career in hospice and palliative medicine. The fellowship leads to board eligibility and will equip the physician to serve as a Medical Director of a community hospice program and/or provide palliative care consultation services in an acute care setting. 

One fellow is selected each year for the clinical fellowship. The fellow will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. The program is designed to achieve five primary objectives:

  • Demonstrate competency in symptom control and end-of-life patient care
  • Become an effective communicator with patients and families
  • Exhibit skill in decision-making and management of complications
  • Contribute to the advancement of the field as an educator and researcher
  • Exemplify professionalism, clinical scholarship and compassion

To Apply

Interested residents may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and the Fellowship applicant will be chosen through the National Resident Matching Program (aka The Match). The Match typically opens in July each year, and Match Day is typically early December. For more information about the application, please contact ERAS and NRMP.

Natalie Houghton, DO, HMDC
Program Director, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship
University of Kentucky Faculty
Associate Medical Director, Bluegrass Care Navigators

Fellowship Contact

Lizzie Eubank, Executive Director, Palliative Care
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Coordinator