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. You will be able to apply through ERAS once their site has opened (December 1). Please visit their website at www.aamc.org/eras for an application and information about our program. Applications must be completed by April 11, 2014. Our program number is 5404132013. We do accept international medical graduates from AAMC approved medical schools. We support J and H1-B visas.

Other information about the program may be found at:

ACGME: http://www.acgme.org/adspublic  
FREIDA Online: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2997.html

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

Timeline

The program now accepts applications through the ERAS system. In this system we start accepting applications about 18 months before the anticipated start date (ie, we will start accepting applications in December 2013/January 2014 for the position starting July 2015). We will be accepting applications starting late December; offering interviews at earliest in late-February, and completing the application process in late-May.

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

Contacts

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

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

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