Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine and Emory's Palliative Care Center are offering a fellowship training program in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

About Our Program

Our Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) begins work when a provider diagnoses a child with a serious illness. Because every child and family is different, we treat each child as an individual, tailoring our services to meet the specific needs of each child and family.

We continue to work with the child, family and care team throughout the patient’s illness and treatment.

Our team collaborates with other healthcare professionals at Children’s, including medical teams, child life and chaplaincy to provide holistic, interdisciplinary care.

How to apply

If interested, please contact either Dr. Jeffrey Klick at or Dr. Paul DeSandre at with the following information:

  1. Application through ERAS
  2.  Materials that will be required:
    1.  Your Curriculum Vitae
    2.  Personal Statement that describes why you wish to pursue training in Pediatric Palliative Care
    3.  3 Letters of Recommendation (sent directly from the person making the recommendation; one must be from the Program Director)
    4.  Copy of USLME Step 1, 2, and 3 exam results or COMLEX scores
    5.  Copy of ECFMG certificate
    6.  Copy of medical degree
    7.  Evidence of US citizenship, residency or valid educational visa
    8.  Copy of medical transcript

Contact us

For more information about our fellowship program, contact:

Jeffrey C. Klick, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Program
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Paul L. DeSandre, D.O.
Fellowship Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine