Welcome From Our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship Training Program in Gainesville, Florida. We are very excited to announce our initial accreditation by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical education. The HPM fellowship at NFRMC is a one-year ACGME-accredited training program in the Department of Family Medicine. Two physicians are accepted into the program per year.

With the objective of developing experts in the field, and ensuring that patients with serious illness receive expert, and appropriate care, the program offers a variety of clinical rotations, educational experiences, and scholarly/research opportunities. Working within interdisciplinary teams is an integral part of HPM fellowship. Fellows have opportunities throughout the year to teach medical students, residents, fellows and interdisciplinary team members. This training program prepares physicians to competently work in both the palliative care and hospice setting.

We invite you to explore our website and encourage you to contact us with any questions about the program, or life in North Central Florida. Applications are accepted through ERAS. We welcome applicants from a variety of medical backgrounds.

About Our Hospital

North Florida Regional Medical Center is a community-based academic learning center whose mission is to educate and train exceptional physicians in the discipline of medicine. NFRMC is a 432-bed full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering emergency medicine, comprehensive cardiovascular care (The Cardiovascular Institute), hematology/oncology (Florida Cancer Specialists), orthopedic surgery (The Orthopedic Institute), comprehensive neuroscience, behavioral health, digestive diseases, infectious diseases, pulmonary/ critical care, urologic surgery, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, vascular surgery, an extensive women's health service line, and wound therapy, among other services.

For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator via email.

Program Leadership

Geraldine Bichier, MD, Program Director

Travis Shepard (Interim Coordinator)