Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Fellowship Program

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program sponsored by University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

SwedishAmerican Health System in Rockford serves as the main teaching campus for the program. In addition, Monroe Clinic and Hospital in Monroe, Wis., UW Health in Madison, Wis., Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, Ill., and numerous community agencies comprise a comprehensive clinical experience that covers all aspects of palliative care across the continuum.

One fellowship position is available per year and the program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) and The Match.

For more information, please call the Office of Graduate Medical Education at (815) 395-5753.

Dr. Blomberg

Brittany Blomberg, DO, is the current fellow in the program. Dr. Blomberg recently completed her residency in family medicine through the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Monroe Clinic Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, which is affiliated with SSMHealth’s Monroe Clinic in Monroe, Wisconsin. Dr. Blomberg earned her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Gahley

Harneet K. Gahley, MD, was the first fellow to graduate from the program in 2019. Dr. Gahley is a graduate of American University of Antigua College of Medicine and completed a family medicine residency through the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Dixon Rural Training Track.