Palliative Care Program | Clinician Resources

Fellowships For Physicians

We offer a single year pediatric palliative care clinical training program for those who have completed a general pediatrics residency. The fellowship is focused on advancing pediatric pain management, palliative care and quality of life concerns. Information for the academic year fellowship is as follows:

Qualifications:

  • Board-eligible or board certified in pediatrics or one of its sub-specialties

  • Commitment to a career in pediatric palliative medicine

Responsibilities:

  • The trainee will become familiar with comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation and management of children with diverse advanced illnesses and their families, and will be responsible for the care of inpatients and outpatients in varied settings, including an academic teaching hospital, hospice/home care and chronic care.

  • The trainee will be trained as a clinician-educator through supervised experiences in the teaching of pediatric palliative care.

  • The fellow also may join in ongoing research projects, and arrangements may be made for one to two years of more intensive research experience.

Inquires should be addressed to:

Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship Program
Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
450 Brookline Ave, D1103
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: 617-632-5286
Fax: 617-582-7271

Email: joanne_wolfe@dfci.harvard.edu

Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) is an interdisciplinary team dedicated to improving symptoms and quality of life in children with advanced illness, and their families. The team, which includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, a registered nurse, and social workers, provides services at the hospital, in the outpatient setting, and in the community.

PACT offers a full-time, 12-month, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship. The pediatric nurse practitioner fellow will train alongside two physician fellows and one social work fellow in this unique interprofessional program.  The fellowship includes mentored clinical supervision on the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) across settings (inpatient, outpatient, community, bereavement) in the care of children with serious illness and their families in the domains of pain and symptom management, psycho-social issues, advance care planning, interdisciplinary collaboration, and various delivery models in palliative care.

Applications will be accepted through Boston Children’s Hospital. Applicants must have a Masters or Doctorate from an accredited school of nursing and must obtain a Massachusetts license before beginning the fellowship.

For more information about the PACT NP fellowship and application requirements please visit: https://pallcare.hms.harvard.edu/training/nurse-practitioner-fellowships