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Fellows train with a thriving inpatient palliative care team and a large, well-established not-for profit community hospice.

Two female PMLGH Residents

About the Fellowship

We’re thrilled you’re here to learn more about our fellowship in hospice and palliative care. This one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship is a joint offering of the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency program and Hospice & Community Care, founded in 1980 as Hospice of Lancaster County.

Fellowship Objectives

Our dedicated interdisciplinary teams provide a unique opportunity to train with a thriving high-quality inpatient palliative care team as well as a large, well-established not-for profit community hospice with home, long-term care, and inpatient settings. We prepare physicians who:

  • Are expert communicators
  • Provide expert, high-quality, evidence-based medical management of pain and other symptoms to those with potentially life-limiting illness
  • Collaborate effectively with an interdisciplinary team to assess and relieve suffering and assure the highest quality of life regardless of setting, nature, or severity of illness
  • Can critically appraise the literature and are prepared to expand the knowledge base of hospice and palliative care
  • Have leadership skills they can apply to provide optimal hospice and palliative care in their communities

Learn More About Our Training Sites

  • Inpatient consultation service at Lancaster General Hospital, a 525-bed acute care hospital 
  • Freestanding 24-bed hospice inpatient unit
  • Nine interdisciplinary teams providing care to more than 600 hospice and palliative care patients
  • Long-term care alongside expert geriatricians
  • Dedicated pediatric care from the Sunflower team
  • Elective experiences have included: radiation oncology, nephrology/dialysis center, addiction medicine

Interested in Applying? Contact Us

Apply through the NRMP/ERAS system. 

Contact our program coordinator Donna Bucher or program director D. Thais Magill, MD for more information.