Message from the Chair

Patrick Macmillan

Patrick Macmillan, MD

Chief, Hospice and Palliative Care

Our mission is to provide compassionate advocacy for patients and families in the hospital and outpatient setting while helping them navigate the complexities of modern medicine.

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The UCSF Fresno Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program is a one-year ACGME-accredited program. The program matches two PGY-4 fellows each year.

The UCSF Fresno Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Application Requirements: As required by ERAS and NRMP Match
To be considered for fellowship training, please submit the following documents:

  • Copy of the Universal Application (AAMC)
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from your Program Director)
  • Current CV that includes all publications
  • USMLE Transcript
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Current Valid Medical License


Additional information for International Medical Graduates:

The University of California requires that all fellows be citizens of the United States, be in possession of a green card, or possess an ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visa.  

All fellows must have a valid California State Medical License to start fellowship training. For more information, contact Medical Board of California .

For additional information please contact:

Melissa Gonzales, Fellowship Coordinator
Telephone: (559) 499-6466
Fax: (559) 499-6451

Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for a residency/fellowship appointment contract with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of their  anticipated years of training:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be in possession of a green card
  • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
  • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa

UCSF Fresno doesn’t generally sponsor H-1B visas, please contact individual programs regarding their policy on H-1B visa sponsorship.