Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)

How to Apply for the PACT Fellowship

Our one-year fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed at least three years of training in an accredited residency program in order to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination. Our fellowship program participates in the ERAS universal application process. Beginning in 2015, we will participate in the Match. Please see table for timeline below. Please visit ERAS website for an application and information about our program. Our program number is 5404132013. We do accept international medical graduates from AAMC approved medical schools. We support J and H1-B visas.

Timeline

If you are interested in applying for a position in our upcoming 2016 fellowship class, please see timeline:

HPM Match Timeline for Fellow starting in July 1, 2016
ERAS Registration Spring 2015
NRMP Online Program Information Update May 1, 2015
ERAS Opens July 1, 2015
Match Opens July 29, 2015
Rank List Opens Sept. 30, 2015
Quota Change Deadline Oct. 28, 2015
Rank List Deadline Nov. 11, 2015
Match Day Dec. 2, 2015
ERAS Closes May 1, 2016
Fellow Start Date July 1, 2016

We encourage open communication with the program director and coordinator throughout the application process. If you are considering applying, please email your CV to the Program Director or Coordinator so we can double check that we received your application in ERAS; however, this is not a requirement for application.

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Instructions for application

The one-year fellowship seeks physicians who have or will have completed three years of training in an accredited residency program and are board certified or board eligible for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination. This includes physicians trained in pediatric sub-specialties.

The following should be submitted to ERAS:

  1. Complete application as provided through ERAS
  2. Personal statement: Please include a single page statement describing the following your interest in pursuing training in pediatric palliative care, the goals you hope to achieve in training, and your plans after fellowship.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Three letters of reference
  5. Dean's letter from medical school
  6. Medical school transcript
  7. Recent photograph
  8. Copy of parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE, taken within the seven year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or equivalent scores
  9. If a graduate of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, valid ECFMG certificate or one that does not expire prior to the start of the fellowship
  10. If not a citizen of the United States or permanent resident, copy of current, appropriate visa

Contacts

Tammy Kang, MD
Palliative Fellowship Director
kang@email.chop.edu

Vicki Reeves, BS
Fellowship Coordinator
reevesv@email.chop.ed

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