MedStar Health/Washington Hospital Center Palliative Care Social Work Fellowship

MedStar Health's interprofessional palliative training program offers a one-year program (July-June) in which a social work fellow has the unique opportunity to engage in interprofessional education alongside three physician fellows and one nurse practitioner fellow, sharing didactic and workshop experiences and partnering for clinical visits.

By the end of the year, the Social Work Fellow will demonstrate competency in a number of domains, including but not limited to:

  • Grief, loss, and bereavement support

  • Advance care planning

  • Spiritual, religious, existential and cultural aspects of care

  • Assessing and treating for total pain

  • Assessing and completing comprehensive psychosocial assessments

Application Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited social work school Unofficial graduate school transcripts Two letters of recommendation Resume or CV Personal statement (1-2 pages) delineating how a Palliative Care Fellowship aligns with overall career goals

Please email Anne Kelemen LICSW ( with application documents and program-related questions by March 1, 2020.



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