Welcome to the Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)! Our fellowship program began in 2005 and is one of 76 post-graduate training programs at IUSM. In 2008, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited our program to educate three fellows per year and our program recently received accreditation until 2016. Ten physicians from various specialties have completed our fellowship and now lead programs in hospice and palliative care.
Our fellowship program is based in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and is located at Wishard Hospital, a safety-net hospital that is one of the main teaching hospitals at IUSM. For more than 150 years, Wishard Health Services has provided Indianapolis-area residents with the highest quality of health care. The new Wishard will soon become Eskenazi Health when we move to a new hospital in January 2014.
Even though our program is based at Wishard Hospital and (have special expertise in the care of the underserved), our program extends across the city of Indianapolis. Primary hospital partners include Indiana University Health, the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital (which is part of Ascension Health). Our primary hospice partners include IU Health Hospice, St. Vincent Hospice and St. Francis/Visiting Nurse Service Hospice of Central Indiana.
Our fellowship program offers a rich clinical environment that allows fellows to care for a large and diverse patient population. During your fellowship, you will learn the essentials of hospice and palliative care from an outstanding faculty dedicated to excellent patient care. Not only will you become expert in the compassionate care of patients with life-threatening illness, but you will obtain the skills to become leaders in this emerging specialty.
Generous funding from our hospital partners, allow fellows unique opportunities. If you are interested in a career in academic Palliative Medicine, you can choose to extend your fellowship for a second year in order to prepare for that role. In addition, generous funding from the Glick Family Fund allows the Marilyn K. Glick Fellow to travel to Kenya for an elective in international palliative care at the AMPATH Oncology Institute as part of the IU-Kenya Partnership at Moi University School of Medicine.
Please explore our website to learn more about our fellowship program and then please call with any questions.
Gregory Gramelspacher, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Indiana University School of Medicine