Curriculum and Application

Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Fellows are trained in the practice of palliative care and symptom management for patients with advanced cancer and other chronic illnesses. Fellows benefit from active interaction with all medical disciplines involved in the care and treatment of patients with advanced cancer as well as their families.


  • Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service – 20 weeks
  • Inpatient Hospice – 10 weeks
  • Pediatric Palliative Care – 2 weeks
  • Palliative Care Ambulatory Clinic: – Longitudinal Experience, ½-day weekly
  • Palliative Care and Hospice Home based– 8 weeks
  • Long Term Care -4 weeks
  • Elective – 4 weeks (oncology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, cardiology-LVAD team)
  • Vacation/Sick Time/Time-Off – Up to 20 days
  • Wednesday Morning Didactics (with Pediatric HPM fellows from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Adult HPM fellows from The Christ Hospital)
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Contact Us

Laura Trice, MD, Program Director
(859) 301-4689

Eligibility & Application Information

Trainees must have completed an ACGME accredited residency-training program in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, or other qualifying specialties. Physicians who have completed Oncology or Geriatric Fellowships are also eligible. Applicants must successfully complete each step/part/level of USMLE within three attempts.

Suitable candidates should be highly motivated for a career in palliative medicine, be enthusiastic, and interested in academic inquiry. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Applications are only accepted through Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) for the July cycle and utilizes the NRMP Match to fill all positions. Interviews will begin in mid-September and continue through October. All applications will be reviewed and ranked by November in preparation for the December match.

Location & Rotation Info

Separated by the Ohio River, Northern Kentucky is made up of the eight northern-most counties in the state sitting just south of Cincinnati, Ohio. St. Elizabeth has multiple facilities and offices throughout Northern Kentucky, southwestern Ohio and southeastern Indiana, just minutes from both downtown Cincinnati and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

Our program offers a variety of locations and settings for trainees including our newly opened Cancer Center, with a dedicated Palliative Care Clinic. Additionally, our free-standing, 16-bed Hospice Inpatient Unit and Grief Center are also located on the Edgewood campus.

Rotation Sites

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

A patient holds the hand of a provider who has a clipboard on their lap.

3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229

St. Elizabeth Hospice — Edgewood

St. Elizabeth Hospice

483 South Loop Road
Edgewood, KY 41017
(859) 301-4600

St. Elizabeth Hospital — Edgewood

St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital

1 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017
(859) 301-2000

St. Elizabeth Hospital — Florence

St. Elizabeth Hospital Florence

4900 Houston Road
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 212-5200

St. Elizabeth Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility —
Ft. Thomas

St. Elizabeth Hospital Ft. Thomas

85 North Grand Avenue
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 572-3100

St. Elizabeth Cancer Center & Palliative Care Clinic — Edgewood

St. Elizabeth Cancer Center

1 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017
(859) 301-2237