PCEP Tuition, Scholarship Opportunities, Application Information, Submission Instructions, and Refund Policy
Applications Due July 8, 2016
Tuition Fee: $7,995 (USD)
Please Note: The tuition fee includes the course materials, breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and receptions for both Part 1 (October 30-November 5, 2016) and Part 2 (April 30-May 5, 2017). 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 in order to complete the course.
Tuition is due in full by August 29, 2016.
We are able to offer a small number of competitive, partial scholarships for both U.S. and international applicants. PCEP scholarship recipients will be selected for their leadership abilities, their commitment to participating in building the field of palliative care, their service to underserved populations, and their project's potential impact.
The goal of the scholarship program is to identify individuals early in their palliative care careers and to support their interests, competencies, and dedication to the field by providing them with outstanding training about teaching and developing palliative care programs in an academic setting.
Special consideration will be given to U.S. clinicians from safety-net hospitals and international candidates.
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
- a physician, with an affiliation with a medical school or teaching hospital, in the first five years of an academic appointment, or
- a nurse (master's level), with an academic affiliation with a hospital or nursing home and at least five years experience in nursing practice, or
- a physician or a nurse (master's level), affiliated with a safety-net institution, or
- a physician or a nurse (master's level), employed by a Partners HealthCare affiliate, or
- a pediatric clinician with a demonstrated need.
All scholarship applicants must include a personal statement with their application. See details below.
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. 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.
PCEP applications will be accepted until July 8, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
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 no later than August 1, 2016.
To apply to PCEP, please submit:
- A completed application form.
- A narrative statement (up to three pages) with:
- Your current or planned activities in palliative care, including a description of your role as an educator and/or leader.
- Your goals for taking this course, what can be accomplished during the 6 months of the course, and how you expect to use this course in your work.
- A description of a new or current palliative care project (e.g., development of a palliative care education intervention or an expansion of outpatient services). The description should address the issues of institutional commitment to your project and sustainability. Participants will work on these projects during the course.
- A letter from your Dean, Department Chair, or similar institutional leader indicating a commitment to you and to your career goals; institutional support for your project; and, support for your availability to participate fully in the course.
- Curriculum vitae.
- All applicants seeking scholarship support must include a personal statement (up to one-half page) with:
- A summary of your need, clearly outlining why you are applying for a scholarship and why you should receive one. Please include options you have pursued to secure funding, and the reasons why these have not worked out. Describe any other extenuating circumstances that would make you a candidate for scholarship support.
- A brief description of your service to underserved populations and how your participation in PCEP will improve your care to them.
Applications will not be accepted for a single session.
HMS Center for Palliative Care (PCEP)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
450 Brookline Avenue, DA2016A
Boston, MA 02215
Refunds, less an administrative fee of $575, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail or email. No refunds will be issued should cancellation occur after August 29, 2016. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee and no refunds will be issued once the program has started.