LancasterGeneralHealth Family Medicine Residency Program

Fellowships / Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care

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.  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.

Fellowship Objectives

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

Our Training Sites

  • Inpatient consultation service at Lancaster General Hospital – 500+ 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
Our applications are through the NRMP /ERAS system. Contact our program coordinator Donna Bucher or program director D. Thais Magill, MD for further information.