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 nurse practitioner fellow candidates

Our 2022 program application period is now closed. Please check back soon for updates for our 2023 APRN Fellowship.

Join us for an open Q&A session to discuss the program:

  • Late Fall 2022

RSVP to to express interest in our 2023 fellowship programming.


Late fall Application period opens
January 2023 Application period closes
January - February Applicants invited to interview
March 1st Fellowship selection announced
July 1st Fellowship begins
June 30th Fellowship year ends

Application requirements

Additionally, each nurse practitioner fellowship application requires the following:

  • Complete the online Human Resources application for the fellowship (including resume or curriculum vitae).
  • Email the following materials to the Associate Director of the Interprofessional Fellowship
    • Unofficial transcript from graduate program
    • Personal statement describing your interest in palliative nursing; learning objectives for the fellowship year; and goals for advancing palliative care in the nursing field
  • Request that three references send letters directly to the Associate Director, Interprofessional Fellowship
    • Reference letters should attest to your interests, experience, and potential in palliative care specialty practice and include:
      • At least one clinical reference
      • At least one academic reference
  • Address the above additional materials to: Lisa Stephens, MSN, ANP-BC, APRN, ACHPN, FPCN

APRN Fellow job qualifications

  • Masters or Doctorate of Nursing from an accredited program
  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) by July 1st as a Certified Nurse Practitioner in NH
  • DEA registration for controlled substances
  • Adult fellowship applicants: Certification in Adult/Geriatric Primary Care, Adult/Geriatric Acute Care, Adult Acute Care, or Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Prior experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred

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