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Education

Training Opportunities

PACT is excited about having trainees join our team.

Fellowship Training Opportunity

Description:

We offer a one year paediatric palliative care clinical training program for those who have completed, or are in the 4th year of a general paediatrics residency. The fellowship is focused on advancing the trainee's knowledge of pediatric pain and symptom management, end of life care, and quality of life concerns.

Qualifications:

  • Board-eligible or board certified in paediatrics or one of its sub-specialties.
  • Commitment to incorporating palliative care into practice.

**An elective experience with the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) is strongly recommended prior to applying (see below)

Responsibilities:

The trainee will become familiar with comprehensive, interdisciplinary care, evaluation, and management of children with diverse advanced illnesses and their families, and will be responsible for the care of inpatients and outpatients in varied settings, including an academic teaching hospital, hospice, and home.

For an application please click  PACT Fellowship Application

or a detailed description of the fellowship click  PACT Fellowship Detailed Description

For the fellowship responsibilities document click  PACT Fellowship Expectations 2017

Applications for the 2018-19 acad​emic year are due prior to MARCH 1, 2017.

For more information or to submit an application please contact:​
Kevin Weingarten
Program Director, Palliative Care Fellowship, Sickkids
kevin.weingarten@sickkids.ca
OR
Jenny Loor
Administrative Coordinator 
Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)
Phone: 416.813.6905 | Fax: 416.813.7999 |
E-mail:jenny.loor@sickkids.ca

PACT Elective

PACT is excited to offer elective experiences with our team.  These electives are a minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of 4 weeks and are aimed at those interested in incorporating palliative care skills into their practice.  Unfortunately, at this time, we do not accept medical students.  Please note that our electives fill up very quickly, and they are distributed on a first come first serve basis.

Click  PACT Elective Expectations for more detailed information about our elective experience.

Requests for the academic year July 2017- June 2018 will be accepted starting January 30, 2017.

For more information or to arrange an elective please contact:

Jenny Loor 

Administrative Coordinator
Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)
​Phone: 416.813.6905 | Fax: 416.813.7999 |
Email:jenny.loor@sickkids.ca​

​ ​​What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care, also known as palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a team of palliative care doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

https://www.capc.org/about/palliative-care/​

We have also had nursing students in the past, as well as students interested in grief and bereavement care. Please note that at this time, we cannot accommodate medical students.

Offering Excellence Together: Paediatric Hospice Palliative Care

This is a four-day intensive training course for health care providers, community support program workers, etc. who are involved in the care of dying children and their families. The overall themes covered in the course are: principles of pediatric palliative care, symptom assessment and management, communication, end of life care, grief and bereavement care. The course is offered twice per year, once at SickKids and once in the community.

Fall  course information will be updated soon.