About Our Program

UICOMP, in association with  OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Hospice, and Cancer Services, started the ACGME accredited subspecialty program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in July 2018.

We are in our third-year fellowship batch. We offer a training program carefully and flexibly designed to provide fellows with excellent career preparation necessary to become Hospice and Palliative Medicine experts.

Our fellowship consists of a one-year training program which follows the completion of an ACGME accredited residency in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Physical and Rehab Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, or OB/GYN.


We adhere to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) policies, and applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Fellowship Goals

Provide robust clinical training.
Train excellent communicators, able to navigate complicated situations and build trust and understanding.
Train outstanding clinicians, able to identify and address wide range of symptoms and the underlying causes.
Build a deep palliative knowledge base to optimally manage each patient’s pain and symptoms while recognizing or avoiding medication-related side effects and misuse.
Foster each fellow’s growth as a resilient, compassionate and well-rounded individual.
Training in a collegial, collaborative and respectful environment that fosters healthy work-life balance.

Faces of Hospice and Palliative Care

Contact Us

Jenny Doerr
Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Tayyaba Irshad, MD, MPH
Program Director
[email protected]

Fax: 309-624-4611