Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP)
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be enrolling a new PCEP cohort this year. Applications for PCEP 2022 will be accepted starting in Spring 2021.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applications will not be accepted for a single session.
Please note that mastery of spoken and written English is essential for successful participation in PCEP. Candidates from countries for whom English is not the primary language may be interviewed to determine fluency.
All applicants will be informed of their status in early September.
To apply to PCEP, please submit:
- A letter from an institutional leader (your department chair, division chief, hospital CEO, or other similar leader) indicating a commitment to you and to your career goals; institutional and financial support for your project; and, support for your availability to participate fully in the course.
- Curriculum vitae
- A completed application form:
Via the web: Complete the online application form and upload your supporting materials.
Via email: Complete the online application form and email your supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Call 617-582-7859.
Once you have been accepted into the course, you will receive instructions on how to register. Please note that in addition to tuition, the following fees will apply:
$10: Processing (non-refundable service fee)
$30: Wire transfer (non-refundable banking fee). This fee only applies if you pay your tuition via wire transfer.
All fees are shown in USD.
Registration by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) or check can be made through Harvard Medical School's secure online registration system.
Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School. Learners who choose to pay by check will be prompted to download an online form to send in with a payment.
Telephone or fax registration is not accepted.
Registration with cash payment is not permitted.
Upon receipt of your paid registration, you will receive an email confirmation.
Your email address is used for critical information about the course including: registration confirmation, evaluation distribution, and certificate delivery. Please be sure to include an email address you check daily or frequently.
Tuition Fee: $8,795 (Subject to Change)
The tuition fee includes the course materials, breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and receptions for both Part 1 and Part 2.
The tuition does not include the cost of housing or travel expenses.
Tuition is paid in full before the course begins and covers the entire course. Once you have been accepted into the program you will receive payment instructions.
You must attend both sessions to complete the course.
Tuition is due in full before the start of the course.
We are only able to offer a small number of competitive, partial scholarships for pediatric applicants. Pediatric scholarship recipients will be selected for their leadership abilities and their project’s potential impact. For pediatric applicants who are interested in applying for these competitive spots, please indicate your interest in the appropriate section of the application.
We are grateful to the Open Society Foundations' Project on Death in America and Jane Weingarten and the late Dr. Charles Weingarten for their long-term commitment to scholarship funding, with special appreciation to the J. Andrew Billings, MD Memorial Fund. Additional scholarship assistance, and support for our "patients-as-teachers" program, is provided by Partners HealthCare, Inc., the Jacqueline S. Alaimo Palliative Care Fund, and JoJo's Education Fund.
Refunds, less an administrative fee of $575, will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the cancellation deadline. Refund requests must be received by postal mail or email. No refunds will be issued should cancellation occur after the cancellation deadline. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. No refunds will be issued once the program has started.
Course location and travel
25 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
Reservations should be made directly with the hotel only after acceptance to the course has been confirmed. Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your acceptance into the program.
Due to the intense nature of the course, we request that you keep most evenings free for program preparation and activities.