Graduate Medical Education


Applications may be submitted at any time.

Please download and complete the Application for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and return it with the requested documentation to:

Ric Baxter, MD, FAAHPM
Program Director
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
St. Luke’s University Health Network
801 Ostrum Street, EW2
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Maps & Directions

Prerequisite Requirements:

Board Certification
  • Candidates should be board-eligible or board-certified in any primary specialty. We maintain our academic affiliation with the Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Luke’s Hospital.
  • Successful candidates must have an unrestricted MD or DO license to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania when their training begins on July 1st.
  • No trainee will be permitted to begin clinical training until properly licensed in Pennsylvania. The process can take as long as 6 to 9 months. Licensure is the trainee's responsibility.

Staff Privileges

  • Each appointed trainee must obtain medical staff privileges at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
  • Applicants with current or previous postgraduate medical training must provide documentation and verification of approved training from the program director or supervisor of the previous training.
  • Graduates of foreign medical schools will need to submit documentation with English translation so that the credentials may be evaluated. Photocopies of all examination results, letter/score results and visa/citizenship papers must bear official seals and include dates and certificate numbers. If the applicant has a current visa, the status must include entry and expiration dates.