Palliative Care Fellowship

Palliative Care

The mission of the Palliative Care Fellowship is to educate and develop MSW students who are skilled in delivering high-quality palliative and end-of-life care to individuals and families, with cultural humility and respect for patient self-determination, to contribute specialist palliative social workers to the workforce.

Fellowship Components

The Palliative Care Fellowship is for Specialist year students in the on-campus program and includes the following components:

  • An internship working with seriously ill individuals and their family members in inpatient, outpatient, community-based, and hospice care settings
  • Two course electives:
    • Palliative Social Work
    • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • A dedicated Field Seminar led by an experienced palliative social worker
  • Support and mentoring from the Palliative Care Fellowship Director
  • Half-day workshop in the Fall and one in the Spring by leaders in palliative care
  • Small scholarship

Selection as a Palliative Care Fellow is competitive. The Fellows are carefully screened to select students who are clinically and academically strong and committed to a career working with seriously ill individuals and their families. The application is submitted in January in the year prior to completing the M.S.W. program. 

Videos of Palliative Care Fellows