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For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Janet Gonzalez

How to apply

  • ERAS: 5401112118
  • NRMP: 2232540F0

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the HCA Florida Aventura Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship in Aventura, Florida.

Welcome Letter

Program overview

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Aventura Hospital is an accredited and rigorous one-year program designed to train the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

Our interdisciplinary approach to learning fosters excellent opportunities for professional growth, committed mentorship and clinical research. Alongside dedicated attending physicians and enthusiastic colleagues, fellows strive for excellence in their training and provide high-quality healthcare in patient-centered environments and community-oriented service.

Curriculum and rotation schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident and fellow physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success. A sample curriculum in this program may include:

  • Inpatient palliative medicine consult
  • Hospice and home care
  • Inpatient hospice unit
  • Long term care
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Pain clinic

Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Sanaz Kashan, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Program Director

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Program details

Salary & Benefits Information


Each fellow will receive financial support and benefits to begin on the effective date of the contract agreement. These benefits include:

  • Annual salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, CorePlus voluntary benefits, HCA 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Medical Training License
  • Conference attendance, as per program policy
  • 20 days paid time off (PTO) per academic year
  • Paid BLS/ACLS/PALS/ATLS, as required by the program
  • Two (2) lab coats per academic year
  • HCA Healthcare-issued device (cell phone/laptop)
  • Access to free meals in the hospital cafeteria
  • Free parking
  • Library on site

Another benefit is access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is recognized for employees and their families that experience personal problems that can affect their job performance. This service is accessible 24/7 through Beacon Health Options. Some of the great benefits from Beacon are counseling services, legal services, financial services and substance abuse services.

Benefits and financial support questions

Each fellow should refer to his or her Graduate Medical Education Training Agreement for further details regarding financial support and benefits.

Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator and/or HCA Florida Aventura Hospital Human Resources department.

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Aventura Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents' perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.