How to Apply

Our fellowship program does not participate in the National Match Resident Program for the purpose to allow flexibility in fellowship start timeline to better accommodate candidates that best match the mission and purpose of our fellowship program. Applications are received and managed by our fellowship coordinator.  

Application Timeline

  • Our next fellowship position is available to start Mid-May 2025 or later 
  • Applications for this position will be accepted starting May 2024 
  • Our interview dates will start June 2024 

 Please feel free to contact Anna Lukas, HPM Fellowship Program Coordinator ( with any questions. 

Application Process

Applications are requested to be sent to and are to include:  

  • CV   
  • Personal Statement, requested to include your interest in training and working in Alaska  
  • Two reference letters  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold an MD or DO degree from an ACGME or AOA accredited medical school or ECFMG certification 
  • ABMS or AOA board eligibility or certification in one of the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, or Surgery
  • Hold an unrestricted state license and have the ability to obtain an Alaska State unrestricted license by the beginning of fellowship
  • Hold a current, unrestricted DEA registration 
  • Be a US citizen or legal residency certification- we do not sponsor visas
  • Meet qualifications for Providence Alaska Medical Center appointment

See Article 2: Qualifications: PAMC Credentials Manual.pdf 

Fellow Selection

Providence Alaska HPM Fellowship was developed by Dr. Ted Heffernan in 2008 to meet the skilled hospice and palliative care clinical, educational and leadership needs in our state. The program has graduated 16+ fellows since inception, with over 2/3 of fellows working in Alaska following fellowship. Recruitment for our fellowship acknowledges this foundational purpose to develop a workforce to serve Alaskan communities.   

Our recruitment priorities aim to attract a diverse and inclusive workforce for our fellowship and our state. We agree with ACGME’s position statement that increasing diversity in the physician workforce positively impacts health care access and patient outcomes, and that expanding work force diversity makes learning environments more equitable and inclusive. 

The  Providence Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We aim to promote an environment where everyone’s rights are respected and valued and provide equitable access and opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. We celebrate the diversity that enriches our team and our community. 



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