Social Work Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

We offer a one year postgraduate Social Work Fellowship in palliative and end-of-life care through the Division of Palliative Care at Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. The training program provides experience in the multidimensional assessment and intervention with patients and families, in multiple practice sites (an inpatient palliative care and hospice unit, inpatient consultation service and an ambulatory practice) along the continuum of serious illness. Supervision is provided by an experienced palliative social worker.

Fellows participate in interdisciplinary rounds, case discussions, journal clubs, didactic conferences and departmental meetings with the focus on multidimensional approaches to symptom management, palliative and end-of-life care. Learning is complemented by access to interdisciplinary experts and resources.

Designed to develop specialist clinicians, leaders, and mentors, the social work fellowship was established with a grant from the Open Society Institute Project on Death in America (PDIA) through a Social Work Leadership Award and receives ongoing generous support through the Barbara Zirinsky Fund. The program is offered on a full-time basis for one year and includes stipend and benefits. Applications are currently being accepted, view form.

Deadline for completed applications is March 31, 2017 with fellowship year to begin July 1, 2017.

For More Information about the clinical goals, focus and details about the
fellowship please contact:

Terry Altilio, LCSW

Contact Us

Division of Palliative Care
Mount Sinai Beth Israel First Avenue at 16th Street
New York, NY 10003