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Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our one-year Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program! We provide our fellows with a well-rounded, diverse educational experience that prepares them for attending life in academic Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Our Vision, Mission, Values and Aims embrace those of Creighton University and CommonSpirit Health with our focus being up to date, compassionate, evidence-based palliative care for our patients. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about what we have to offer. We hope you choose to join us for this next chapter in your journey!


Our vision is to train topnotch academic Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician leaders who advance the field of Palliative Medicine through innovation and human kindness.


The Creighton University fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is dedicated to creating transformative physician leaders who will, through excellent clinical care, operational innovation, and scholarly rigor, contribute to the promotion of local, regional, and national practice of hospice and palliative care.


  • Compassion
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration


1. Fellows will complete thirteen credit hours toward a Masters of Arts in Medical Humanities as part of the integrated didactics for the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. Introduction to the Medical Humanities (3 credits) Introduction to Bioethics (3) Research Methods and Writing (3) End-of-Life Care in the Clinical Setting (3) Professional Identity Formation in Healthcare Education (1)

2. Fellows will perform at an aspirational level of "expert" in direct observation of their care of the holistic needs of patients, families, and colleagues. (Cura Personalis)

3. Fellows will complete a scholarly project that addresses quality improvement or healthcare disparities related to hospice and palliative medicine. (For and With Others)

4. Fellows will be experts in teaching foundational principles in hospice and palliative medicine, as evidenced by their evaluations as teaching instructors with medical students. (Agents of Change).


Contact Information

Fellowship Program Director
Phone: 602.406.5556
Fax: 602.798.9532

Rosanna M. Harrell, MA
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 602.406.5556
Fax: 602.798.9532