Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship

About The Program

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program is a one-year community-based training program. It's designed to provide fellows with the education and training to become expert palliative medicine physicians by participating in our curriculum involving clinical care, didactic and experiential learning.

Led by our palliative medicine physician faculty and many other interdisciplinary team members, all fellows receive intensive training in the care of seriously ill patients and their families as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Welcome from the Interim Program Director

Program Information

How to Apply

Review Hospice & Palliative Medicine application requirements and details.

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Our dedicated team is passionate about developing the physicians of tomorrow.

Meet Our Faculty


Meet the NGMC Hospice & Palliative Medicine fellows.

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Learn the details of Hospice & Palliative Medicine rotations for each year of training.

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Our program includes training opportunities at two medical center locations across the Georgia region.

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Living Here

Learn why we love living in Gainesville, GA and Hall county.

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Mission & Goals

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Learning in the right environment an culture can make all the difference.

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Contact Information
Leena Dutta, MDHospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Interim Program Director McLean Warmker, MDHospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Associate Program Director Christine GillespieHospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator 770-219-0067 Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Main HPMProgramCoordinator@nghs.com Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Email
What's the difference between Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and why are they in the same fellowship?

Palliative medicine focuses on symptom management and goals of care as an adjunct to other disease-directed care services—just like cardiology or gastroenterology assists the primary care team.

Hospice medicine focuses on the same symptom management and goals of care at the end of life. Rather than an adjunct to care, hospice assumes full responsibility for patient needs when time is short.

NGMC is unique in that we have two separate departments (Hospice and Palliative) that work beautifully together.  It’s a division of labor that can seem tricky at first, but makes for a smooth transition for our patients.  We trust the expertise of each service (and each location within the services), and frequently bounce cases off each other to make sure we’re pooling all resources

How can I apply?

We accept applications through ERAS.

Salary, Benefits & Insurance

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