The UVA Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative & Hospital Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care that improves the health of adults throughout their lifespan. The division is comprised of more than 70 faculty members and four clinical service sections, including thriving Primary Care practices and a rapidly expanding program in Hospital Medicine. Geriatrics faculty provide outpatient, long-term, and home-based care. Palliative Care faculty provide end-of-life care and education at UVA Hospital and the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center.
The division offers Fellowship Programs in Geriatric Medicine and in Hospice & Palliative Medicine and has been been instrumental in developing continuing education programs at UVA designed to advance wellness, facilitate cultural change, and promote the highest level of quality and safety in patient care.
The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program provides a rich, one-year clinical and research experience. In all settings, care will be provided for patients across the continuum of serious illness from diagnosis, through treatment, during remission or cure, and at the end of life.
Dr. Leslie Blackhall, Head of Palliative Care at the University of Virginia, believes that accepting dying as a part of life allows us to achieve a fuller and richer life with the days that we live.
The division offers fellowships in Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. All applications are through the Electronic Residency Application Service, ERAS, and the National Residency Matching Program, NRMP fellowship match.