Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP)


The application is now closed.

Applications Will Open: Summer 2024

Application information

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 by email.

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

Submission instructions

Complete the online application form and either upload your supporting materials directly to your application or email your supporting materials to

Questions? Call 617-582-7859.

Registration information

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: $7,995

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.

Scholarship opportunities

We are only able to offer a small number of competitive, partial scholarships for pediatric applicants, international applicants and clinicians from Western Massachusetts. Scholarship recipients will be selected for their leadership abilities and their project’s potential impact. For applicants who are interested in applying for these competitive spots, please indicate your interest in the appropriate section of the application. 

Scholarship acknowledgments

We are grateful to the scholarship assistance, and support for our "patients-as-teachers" program, provided by the Pflueger-Smith Fund for Palliative Care, Partners HealthCare, Inc., the Jacqueline S. Alaimo Palliative Care Fund, and JoJo's Education Fund.

Refund policy

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

PCEP 2024-25 Parts 1 and 2 will be virtual.

Please note

Due to the intense nature of the course, we request that you keep most evenings free for program preparation and activities.