Cooper is the first hospital in the South Jersey area to undertake a novel and innovative allopathic Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. Training takes place within the Cooper University Health System and through partnerships with area hospices and pediatric palliative care specialists.
Residents are welcome to apply who will be graduates of programs in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, radiation oncology, or surgery.
The purpose of this yearlong experience is to provide the trainee with an unparalleled, comprehensive, hands-on educational experience resulting in the fellow being very well prepared for board certification in HPM and a career as an expert practitioner in the field. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with strong leadership skills.
Cooper has more physicians ranked as "Top Doctors" in New Jersey than any other health provider.
Dr. Mark Angelo, Head, Division of Palliative Medicine is the program director for this one year training fellowship. Dr. Angelo has taught residents and fellows in Palliative Medicine for several years at Cooper and he is currently the Director of Professionalism and Communication within the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. He has lectured extensively at Cooper and elsewhere on many topics in palliative medicine including starting a palliative care program, novel approaches to palliative medicine, pain and symptom management, and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.
Additional faculty at Cooper includes Dr. Jay Vanston who is also well recognized for his teaching profile. He has lectured on a national level at conferences and symposia and is also well published in the field.
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