70% of Americans prefer to die at home; only 25% actually do
80% of people want to talk to their health provider about end-of-life care; only 7% have


The Death & Dying Fellowship takes on a key challenge: the reality that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grieving families, especially during an era of COVID-19. The Fellowship allows participants to learn, confront, and discuss the legal, medical, social, cultural, familial, and spiritual aspects of death and dying within a multidisciplinary group in a low-pressure environment. The sessions will include opportunities to practice conversation skills, facilitated conversations, and site visits.


The 2023 Death and Dying Fellowship will be held on Mondays from 5–8 pm, January 23 to March 27, with in-person sessions in downtown Pittsburgh January 23 and March 20 and local site visits on February 27 and March 6 (participants select at least one).

Who Should Apply

Current or recent graduate students from health-related disciplines, including but not limited to: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Ethics, Psychology, Counseling, Health Policy, Public Health, Law, Business, Pastoral Care, and Psychology.

How to Apply

Please complete the online application here Applications are due Monday, December 12, 2022

For More Information

Download the 2023 Death and Dying Fellowship flyer here.

If you have any questions, contact Lisa George,


Interested in the Death & Dying Series for Healthcare Professionals? Learn more here.