The Jamaica Hospital Palliative Care Fellowship Program is a dually accredited program designed to train physicians who are committed to improving comfort and quality of life for patients and families facing life-limiting illness.
The program places emphasis on providing culturally sensitive care to our diverse patient population taking into account cultural and spiritual views on health, illness and the end-of-life. It is hoped that Fellows who have completed the program will remain within the hospital’s vicinity and that they will continue to provide personalized, comprehensive and culturally sensitive palliative care to our community’s patients.
The primary site of training is the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Fellows work as active members of the Inpatient and Ambulatory Palliative Care team. Other required training takes place in our Long Term Care facility, with Hospice of New York (HONY) and with St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. Fellows are exposed to the full spectrum of chronic complex life-limiting illnesses and End-of-Life care in patients of all ages and in all clinical settings.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is located in Queens County of New York City and serves an urban, culturally-diverse population.
Have successfully completed training in an ACGME or AOA-accredited residency program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology or Surgery
Be board-certified or board-eligible in one of the above mentioned specialty areas.
Currently have or are able to obtain a license to practice medicine in New York prior to the date the fellowship is scheduled to begin.
A recent photograph
Curriculum Vitae (must be month/year specific)
A copy of your current state medical license (if applicable)
A copy of your current DEA certificate
A copy of your USMLE, Comlex and/or National Board Certificate
A notarized copy of your Medical Diploma
Certified medical school transcript
Copy of all board certification certificates
A personal statement, which outlines your reason for pursuing a career in palliative medicine, your experiences with palliative care, and your career goals.
Three letters of reference (One from your current or prior Program Director). These letters should be current and attest to personal qualifications, scholastic achievements, and clinical capabilities as related to palliative care.
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About Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
We are seeking highly skilled and dedicated candidates who are interested in the opportunity to make a significant contribution to our patients and community.