Application information for Physician Fellowships

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS®). The Fellowship Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP®) Specialties Matching Service (SMS).

To find the pediatric palliative care fellowship in ERAS, look for the following identifying information:

Sponsoring Institution: Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program [5402412049]
Specialty: Hospice and palliative medicine
Program ID: 45896


  • Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.
  • Prerequisite education must be completed in an accredited residency program in child neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, or radiation oncology; or, at least three clinical years in residency program in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiology, or surgery.

  • Applicants for the pediatric fellowship must be board-certified in pediatrics or board eligible with demonstration of active pursuit of certification.

Application requirements

  • Pediatric: Applicants must be board-certified in pediatrics or board eligible with demonstration of active pursuit of certification
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement describing the applicant's interest in and commitment to an academic career in palliative care
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the applicant's department head, program director, or division chief
  • USMLE transcript


  • August 12: Applications accepted via ERAS® 
  • September 11: Application deadline (we do not review applications submitted after this date)
  • September-October: Interviews conducted
  • Early December: Match results released

For more information about the Match process, please visit the NRMP® website.