Close Menu

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Creighton University School of Medicine – Phoenix’s fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is ready to welcome you to the desert southwest. 

This one-year fellowship program is considered Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Currently, our program recruits for 2 positions each year. 


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 & Ethics 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

Jay Patel, MD, MPH, FAAHPM
Fellowship Program Director
Phone: 602.406.5556
Fax: 602.798.9532

Dolores Castro
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 602.406.5556
Fax: 602.812.3150

The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance 

In 2017, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC), Creighton University (CUSOM), Valleywise Health, and District Medical Group (DMG) joined forces to form the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance. The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance supports Creighton University School of Medicine - Phoenix Graduate Medical Education by providing strategic, financial and operational resources.