Training

The Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care is excited to offer the following fellowship opportunities:

Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship Program

The Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship Program is a one-year interprofessional program that trains future leaders in the comprehensive, interdisciplinary care of seriously ill patients and their families. We emphasize:

  • Rich educational experiences, including rotations in nationally renowned clinical sites and an extensive curriculum taught by experts in the field
  • Strong interprofessional collaboration not only in clinical settings but in the fellowship program itself, where physician, advance practice nurse, pharmacy, and social work fellows progress through the fellowship year together
  • Training in a pedagogical approach to teaching palliative care, led by committed clinician educators
  • Commitment to self-care through role modeling, primary mentor assignments, quarterly meetings with the fellowship directors, and a yearly day-long retreat

Four types of fellowships are offered:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care

This two-year research fellowship opportunity can follow the year of clinical training. The program is directed toward physicians, psychologists, doctorally prepared nurses, social workers, and other clinicians who wish to prepare themselves for an academic research career in palliative care or psychosocial oncology. The goal of this fellowship is to train early investigators prepared to move these fields forward through the conduct of highest-quality research. A separate application is required.  For more information, visit their website or contact POPCResearchFellowship@partners.org.

Harvard Palliative Care Fellowship in Medical Education

This one-year Fellowship in Medical Education follows the clinical year of training and is open to fellows who are enrolled in or who have completed the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship Program. A separate application is required. The goal of this fellowship is to develop expertise in medical education as it relates to palliative care through mentored teaching experiences and by conceptualizing and completing a project in medical education. Fellows will be located at one clinical site (MGH or DFCI/BWH) and may develop their project either locally or internationally. Funding may vary from year to year. Interested fellows should contact Dr. Kathleen Doyle or Dr. Jane deLima Thomas.