How to Apply

Application process for physician fellow candidates

Application deadline

Application format

Position availability

  • We offer 3 fellowship positions per year.
    • 2 fellows per year in our 1-year clinical fellowship positions
    • 1 fellow per year in our 3-year LPMR combined fellowship position

Application requirements

  • Board-certified or board-eligible in one of the palliative medicine sponsoring specialties
    • Completed training in child neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or neurology.
    • At least 3 clinical years in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiation oncology, radiology, or surgery.
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
    • For those applying to 3-year LPMR Combined Track, include the reason for your LPMR interest; can use the same letter for the 1-year Clinical Track if applying in both tracks
  • Program director letter of recommendation (from program director of your pre-requisite residency program)
  • Letters of recommendation from 2 clinicians (at a minimum)
    • For those applying to 3-year LPMR Combined Track, 1 of the letters should highlight your leadership and system change potential and be from a non-physician; can use the same letter for the 1-year Clinical Track if applying in both tracks
  • Medical school letter & transcript
  • USMLE scores
  • International medical graduates must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be eligible for application to a Graduate Medical Education (GME) accredited clinical training program.

Interview process

  • Candidates will be reviewed individually with an effort to interview diverse candidates.
  • We offer virtual group information sessions spread over the interview season so invited candidates can learn more about our program and ask questions of current fellows and program leadership.
  • Virtual interview days will be 8:00 am to 3:00 pm EST.
  • Interview days will be scheduled with 4 candidates per day.
  • 3-year LPMR Combined Track candidates will have the same interview schedule as 1-year Clinical Track candidates, but will meet with 1 LPMR faculty member.
  • If applying in both tracks, you will be scheduled as a 3-year LPMR Combined Track candidate. This single interview day will be used to place you on the rank lists for each track.

Application process for advanced practice provider fellow candidate

Our 2023 Application period has closed. Please check back in late summer for next year’s dates. 


Join us for an open webinar and Q&A session to discuss the program in October or November. To RVSP for the webinar please email


Late fall Application period opens
December to January Initial screening interviews
July 1st Fellowship begins
June 30th Fellowship year ends

Application requirements

Additionally, each Advanced Practice Provider (APP) postgraduate fellowship application requires the following:

  • Complete the online application for the fellowship (including resume or curriculum vitae)
  • Email or attach the following materials to the online application:
    • Unofficial transcript from graduate program
    • Personal statement describing your interest in palliative medicine; learning objectives for the fellowship year; and goals for advancing palliative care specialty practice
  • Three letters of recommendation emailed to or uploaded within the application package.
    • Reference letters should attest to your interests, experience, and potential in palliative care specialty practice and include:
      • At least 1 clinical reference
      • At least 1 academic reference
  • Letters may be addressed to Associate Program Director Lisa Stephens, MSN, ANP-BC, APRN, ACHPN, FPCN

APP fellow job qualifications

  • Masters or Doctorate of Nursing from an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program
  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) by July 1st as a Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in New Hampshire
  • DEA registration for controlled substances
  • For nurse practitioners, certification in Adult/Geriatric Primary Care, Adult/Geriatric Acute Care, Adult Acute Care, or Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Prior experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant preferred

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