Hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship Program

Geetika Kumar, M.D., Director

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Wright State University is accredited and is one year in duration. The primary emphasis is on training fellows in: pain management and supportive care and clinical research. The primary teaching institutions are the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center (GSH), a large community hospital actively affiliated with Wright State University. In addition, fellows rotate at Children's Medical Center of Dayton and Hospice of Dayton (HOD). Formal conferences with enthusiastic staff participating from departments of hematology/oncology, geriatrics and internal medicine as well as various other health disciplines - such as pharmacy, nursing, social work, psychology and chaplaincy - provide an integrated learning experience in the study of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Opportunities exist for attending one major conference during the training period. We expect fellows to become proficient in consultations, pain and symptom management, interdisciplinary care and patient-oriented research.

Qualified fellowship candidates must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Fellowship positions are filled through the match (NRMP).

Sample Rotation Schedule

Month
Fellow (1)
Fellow (2)

July

HOD Home Care

VA 9N PC

Aug

GSH

VA 9N PC

Sept

VA 9N PC

GSH

Oct

GSH

VA 9N PC/Res

Nov

VA 9N PC/Res

VA 9N PC/Res

Dec

VA 9N PC

HOD Inpatient *

Jan 1-15

CLC

HOD Home Care

Jan 15-31

CLC

VA 9N PC

Feb

HOD Inpatient

VA 9N PC

Mar

VA 9N PC

GSH/Pain

Apr

VA 9N PC/Res

VA 9N PC/Res

May

GSH/Pain

VA 9N PC

June

VA 9N PC

CLC

Notes:
  • Dayton VAMC rotation includes: Fellow 1 to rotate in CMC 8 a.m.-noon, first & third Mondays.
  • Dayton VAMC rotation includes: Fellow 2 to rotate in CMC 8 a.m.-noon, second & fourth Mondays.
  • Dayton VA Palliative Care Clinic schedule: Fellow 1 to work noon-3 p.m., first & third Tuesdays each month of the year.
  • Dayton VA Palliative Care Clinic schedule: Fellow 2 to work noon-3 p.m., second & fourth Tuesdays each month of the year.
  • Research conference every third Tuesday of the month will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • PC Core conference every second & fourth Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., when fellow in DVAMC.