Learner Rotations

We offer palliative care rotations for medical students, residents, fellows as well as visiting rotators. Learners are able to do 1 week, 2 week or 4 week rotations with our interdisciplinary team. Our curriculum offers a multimodality approach using quick online modules, small group lecture in parallel with experiential learning. 

For more information about rotating with our Palliative Care Service please contact your course director (if you are a Stony Brook student/trainee) or email Cynthia Cooke at cynthia.cooke@stonybrookmedicine.edu. 


Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Stony Brook Medicine is a one year fellowship designed to train physicians to become academic leaders in the field. The fellowship position is available to individuals who have completed successfully an ACGME-accredited residency in one of the ten American Board of Medical Specialties that accepts Hospice and Palliative Medicine as a subspecialty. We will be accepting our first fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The fellow will participate in a variety of clinical care settings throughout the year, including inpatient care, outpatient care, home-based and inpatient hospice, and long term care. The fellow will have an opportunity to work with a diverse patient population and be exposed to a broad spectrum of disease pathology. Additionally, each member of the Palliative Care interdisciplinary team is formally trained and/or certified in palliative medicine, and are all committed to serving as mentors and educators to our fellow.

Our comprehensive curriculum will allow the fellow to gain expertise in communication skills (including those needed for delivery of serious news, code status discussions, and care planning), dealing with complex family dynamics, prognostication, and assessing and managing complex physical, psychological and spiritual symptoms faced by patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses and their families. The fellow will also be required to participate in a research or quality improvement project and submit his/her work for presentation or publication by the end of the academic year. 

After completion of the fellowship program, the fellow will be eligible to take the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Certification Exam.

For further information about the fellowship program, please contact Samantha Nagengast, MD.