The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Family Medicine

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Adam Tyson, MD
Medical Director

The Department of Family Medicine, in conjunction with University Palliative Care and University of Tennessee Home Care and Hospice, as well as East Tennessee Children's Hospital, has established a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The fellowship has a mission to foster the development of a diverse group of graduates who can succeed in any clinical, educational, or academic role in the scope of palliative medicine, while maintaining resilience and professional fortitude.

Veera Motashaw, DO
Director of Outpatient University Palliative Care

Throughout the clinical training and rigorous curriculum, our palliative medicine fellows will develop expertise in assessing and managing the physical, psychological, and spiritual suffering faced by patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. As a fellow, you will be caring for patients in a variety of care settings, including acute care at The University of Tennessee Medical Center and East Tennessee Children's Hospital, outpatient palliative care, home-based palliative care and hospice, and long-term care. Throughout each of your clinical training settings, you work side by side with highly qualified mentors and interdisciplinary teams and develop skills in both primary and consultative practice. In addition to the clinical experiences, you also participate in a comprehensive longitudinal core curriculum that offers a breadth of high-quality palliative care didactics and education, focused communication training, quality improvement, and teaching skills training.

Curriculum and Clinical Experience


Applications are accepted through ERAS and interviews are by invitation only.  The program participates in the NRMP Fellowship Match. Contact our program for further details.

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