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Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Rockford
Rockford, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 14, 2023

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford (UICOMR) seeks an experienced physician to serve as Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. Our graduate medical education and clinical research programs are in growth mode and desire innovative and energetic leaders for our programs. The Director is responsible for directing its ACGME-accredited HPM Fellowship program as well as providing inpatient and outpatient HPM care. The Director also works closely with UICOMR’s Family Medicine Residency program faculty and staff to coordinate and direct our residents and medical students in the specialty of HPM.

The University of Illinois, College of Medicine, is a national leader in medical education.  The Rockford regional campus was founded in 1971 to address the healthcare needs of the people of Illinois and has trained over 2,000 physicians. The Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship, initially accredited in 2017, supports one fellow per year. The primary learning site, UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital, is the busiest hospital in Rockford and serves a diverse patient population. A 323-bed tertiary care hospital with a 24-bed ICU and 75,000 emergency department visits per year, the HPM practice enjoys a rich inpatient experience. The ambulatory HPM service supports a large employed primary care group with 140,000 encounters per year, the UICOMR Family Medicine service, and a large federally qualified health center, Crusader Health. Additionally, the HPM fellowship has several rural training sites for Hospice care.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine, with its regional campuses, is one of the largest medical schools in the United States. The University offers outstanding opportunities for the development of its students, faculty, and staff. Rockford, a progressive mid-sized metropolitan area in northern Illinois, is located approximately 85 miles west of Chicago. The city features an award-winning park system, several gardens showcasing diverse flora and landscapes, a prominent art museum along with other art-related attractions, a vibrant theater scene, a revitalized downtown, a river walk, a minor league hockey team, numerous golf courses, affordable living, a diverse dining scene, and convenient access to other major Midwest cities.

Minimum qualifications include MD/DO or its foreign equivalent from an ACGME-accredited medical college. Board certification in a related field (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics) and board certification/board eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Unrestricted Illinois license to practice medicine in Illinois or Illinois license eligible. Knowledge of hospice and palliative medicine education and training programs, including accreditation standards and regulatory requirements. Strong organizational and leadership skills, including managing multiple projects and priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with fellows,

residents, faculty, staff, and community partners. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply, visit, include a cover letter, CV, and list three professional references.


Fullest consideration date: Wednesday, June 14, at 5:00 pm (Central Standard Time)
The search committee will review applications received before this date for early action.

Final date:  Friday, July 28, at 5:00 pm (Central Standard Time)
Applications received through July 28, 2023, at 5:00 pm CST, will be accepted and reviewed until finalist candidates have been identified.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit


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