Hospice/Palliative Medicine

Welcome to our program! Living with a serious, life threatening illness affects every aspect of a person’s life—their bodies, their emotions, their very sense of meaning and self. We are committed to training physicians with the knowledge, skills, and compassion to provide outstanding, holistic care to people facing these difficult times.

Dear applicant,

Thank you for your interest in our Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. Between the unique clinical experiences you will encounter and our outstanding faculty, our fellowship offers you the opportunity to develop the experience and special skills needed to provide thoughtful, compassionate, and exceptional care to patients with advanced, life-limiting illnesses.

If you are interested in applying to our program and joining our family in this beautiful corner of the world, we invite you to review the online materials and to submit an application through ERAS. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly about the program with questions. We look forward to getting to know you. 

Josh Baru, MD, FACP
Program Director, MAHEC Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship


For questions, please contact:

Mary Purdy

Fellowship Program Coordinator

123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone 828-771-3545




MAHEC is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive place to work, learn, and receive care. We actively recruit physicians, staff, and students from underrepresented minorities, and we strive to implement policies and procedures that value and support diverse backgrounds and experiences. MAHEC does not discriminate on the basis of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, spiritual practice, geography, disability, or age.

Click here to learn more about our participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Pursuing Equity Learning and Action Network.