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Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Fellowship Program

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Welcome to the Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Rochester General Hospital! The Palliative Care team is elated to offer this fellowship. Since my training at Yale University fifteen years ago and my clinical training at Emory University, I have witnessed the remarkable growth within the field. More than ever, there is recognition for the need for multidisciplinary care that considers exceptional symptom management and the goals of the patient, family and loved ones. The current workforce has a critical need – more than ever – to train compassionate and skilled clinicians in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 

Thank you again for considering our fellowship program and Hospice and Palliative Medicine as the next part of your training. We hope to hear from you soon, and in the interim, please read more or contact us to learn more about our program. 

We look forward to meeting you, 
Adam Herman, MD 

About the Program

Our program is proud of the strong clinical training we are able to provide for fellows. We offer rotations in Hospice, Adult Inpatient Care, Home Hospice and several electives in facilities all across the Rochester, NY region. Our faculty are outstanding mentors, teachers and are clinical providers, who have trained at some of the most renowned academic programs themselves and have enjoyed teaching our Internal Medicine Residents. You will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic, broad palliative care team which includes – advanced practice providers, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, and nurses that will instill the values of teamwork required in our area of expertise.

Goals of Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at Rochester General Hospital 

  1. Develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes leading to proficiency in all the domains of clinical competency required by the fellow to assume personal responsibility for the care of individual patients. 
  2. Embrace the concept of graded responsibility in patient care: our aim is for the fellows to gain experience and demonstrate growth in their ability to care for patients and progressively assume roles that permit them to exercise those skills with greater independence and to develop competency to practice clinical hospice and palliative care independently. 
  3. Develop the skills, knowledge, competencies and attitudes required to enter the unsupervised practice of hospice and palliative care. 
  4. Establish a strong foundation for continued professional growth. 
  5. Learn the value of becoming part of a multidisciplinary team to achieve the goal of best patient care. 
  6. To establish a caring attitude and sensitivity to the health care needs of a diverse society. 
  7. To care for patients in a compassionate manner that considers physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 


  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Unity Hospital
  • CompassionNet
  • Hildebrandt Hospice Center
  • Hill Haven Rehabilitation / Transitional Care Center
  • Linden Oaks / Lipson Cancer Center