Fellowship Application Process

Eligibility
 
Applicants must have completed a residency in one of the following: internal medicine, family medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, neurology, anesthesiology, surgery, pediatrics, emergency medicine, radiology, or obstetrics and gynecology, from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). All applicants must attain qualifications to sit for the board examination in their specialty and complete USMLE Steps I, II, and III.

Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply. They must have completed a US or Canadian residency and hold a valid ECFMG certificate.
 
Application Packet
In order to apply, applicants need a completed Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Application packet, which includes the following:
  • Application form
  • Personal statement of professional goals
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Copy of USMLE scores
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of transcript of medical school records
  • Copy of completion certificate from each of your prior residency and/or fellowship training programs
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Visa status/Citizenship status
Applicants who have recently completed residency training should request three letters of recommendation from faculty members in their specialty area who are familiar with their work. One of the letters must be from the Residency/Fellowship Program Director. Applicants with medical practice experience should provide three letters of reference from physicians in their practice community who are familiar with their skills.

To download the Application Form and instructions, click here.

The application packet should be sent via email to the following people:

Director, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program:
Cosmina I. Fachiol, MD, cfachiol@northernlight.org

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center HPM Fellowship Coordinator,
Amanda Doyle, adoyle@northernlight.org

If you choose to use regular mail, please return three copies of the completed application packet to:

Cosmina Fachiol, MD
489 State StreetBangor, ME 04401
Attention: Amanda Doyle

We encourage interested individuals to submit an application a year in advance of their anticipated fellowship start date. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until we have filled all of our fellowship positions for the given academic year.

The program will review applications starting July 1, the year prior to the anticipated fellowship start. We also accept applications off-cycle, and will review applications throughout the year as needed.

A personal interview is required for final acceptance into the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. Interviews will generally be conducted  starting on September 1, the year prior to the anticipated fellowship start, and will be conducted until February 28th, the year of the anticipated fellowship start, or until the two positions are filled.  Interviews are arranged by our fellowship coordinator. We will accommodate off-cycle applicants as needed.

The Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship does not currently take part in the ERAS match but rather offers admission on a rolling basis.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center currently accepts J1 and H1 visas for qualified applicants.
Contact Info
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
489 State St., Grant 6
Bangor, ME 04401
207-973-6604
Alt 207-973-7555