Education & AdministrationSubspecialty Training Hospice and Palliative MedicineBrassil, Michelle MD; Gallegos-Kearin, Vanessa MD; Tolchin, Dorothy Weiss MD, EdMAuthor Information From the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (MB); Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (VG-K); and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (DWT). All correspondence should be addressed to: Michelle Brassil, MD, 717 S Smedley St, Philadelphia, PA. MB and VG-K are equally contributing first authors. Michelle Brassil and Vanessa Gallegos-Kearin are in training during initial submission, but have since graduated. Financial disclosure statements have been obtained, and no conflicts of interest have been reported by the authors or by any individuals in control of the content of this article. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: February 2021 - Volume 100 - Issue 2 - p 189-192 doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001489 Buy Metrics Abstract Physiatrists care for patients and families with complex medical needs, and primary palliative care is an important part of the comprehensive rehabilitation care plan. Palliative care improves patient and family quality of life and reduces healthcare costs. Clinical care guidelines for several physiatry patient populations now include the provision of palliative care. Current Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education physiatry residency program requirements include foundational palliative care skills. Similarly, current clinical palliative care practice guidelines enumerate standards that apply to the rehabilitation setting. However, there is a dearth of literature on the current state of palliative care training within physiatry programs, and hospice and palliative medicine remains one of the least subscribed physiatry subspecialties. In this article, we describe palliative care, highlight existing literature on palliative care needs within physiatry patient populations, and identify a core physiatry-palliative care skillset. We look both within physiatry and across other specialties to guide recommendations for palliative care education within physiatry residency programs. We also describe opportunities for post–residency fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.