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Fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ)

The Department of Medicine at Northwell Health offers a one-year fellowship training program in hospice and palliative care medicine. This program trains physicians to develop skills essential to a career in academic medicine or community practice.

Though the program is primarily based at North Shore University Hospital, the program provides palliative care services across a variety of medical settings. Palliative care fellows work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a hospital consultation service, hospital inpatient unit, hospice inpatient facility, and home hospice. Rotations occur through North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Hospice Care Network, Highfield Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the supportive oncology clinic. This provides trainees with experience among a broad-base of socioeconomic and cultural groups. Patients range from early infancy to older adulthood.

Along with this vast clinical exposure, our palliative medicine faculty provides additional expertise in critical care, pulmonary medicine, geriatric medicine, pediatrics, oncology, pain management and anesthesia, cardiovascular medicine, nephrology, psychiatry, radiation medicine and more. The division is in the process of developing curriculum for a pediatric palliative care track, the first of its kind in New York state.

Senior care services include senior home care, rehabilitation services, geriatric medical services and other programs that focus on palliative care.

Learn more about our senior services

Application process

Applicants interested in the hospice and palliative care medicine training program at Northwell Health should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allows applications starting July 1.

There is no application deadline for this program. Because the hospice and palliative care medicine program operates on a rolling admission basis, you may submit an application at any time. However, the department will stop accepting applications when all the positions are filled. It is recommended to submit your application material early for consideration.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation that are no more than 6 months old from the date of application
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

Contact details:

Karen Friedman, MD, FACP
Vice Chair, Education
Program Director
[email protected]
Phone: (718) 470-7717

Kelly Spielmann, MS, C-TAGME
Manager, Training Program
[email protected]
Phone: (516) 562-4764


Program director

Sindee Ruth Weiss-Domis, MD

Specialties: Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hospice / Palliative Medicine