Department of Family and Preventive Medicine


The curriculum is centered on ensuring the fellow meets certain competencies:


  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism and systems-based practice.

Educational activities

  • Tuesday academic half-day (conference, journal club, grand rounds, etc.)
  • Case presentations
  • QI project
  • Book club
  • Resilience training


  • Various Emory hospitals (inpatient palliative care)
  • Supportive care clinic (outpatient palliative care)
  • Inpatient and home hospice
  • Anesthesia pain
  • Critical Care
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics and/or Hospital Medicine

Applications and Interviews

Program dates

July 1 - June 30, yearly

Applications open

November - February


  • Completion of an accredited PA or adult acute care NP master's program*
  • National board certification as a PA or NP*
  • GA licensure as a PA or RN and NP*
  • DEA licensure*
  • Acceptable background check
  • BLS*

*These items must be completed as soon as possible, no later than 6-8 weeks prior to starting date of fellowship; may not be completed at the time of application.

Application Components

  • Completed application (check back next year)
  • Curriculum Vitae (Word or PDF)
  • Upload a one-page Statement of Interest in postgraduate fellowship training in palliative care (Word or PDF)
  • Copy of your BLS certification card or certificate
  • Recent headshot, or professional in nature photograph (jpeg format*) – optional
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Three current written Letters of Recommendation should be sent from the reference to the APP Fellowship Program email.
    • If selected as a fellow, your references may get an additional form during credentialing
      *Please have all Letters of Recommendation sent as a PDF attachment*

New Graduates with no PA/NP work experience

New Graduates with no PA/NP work experience must submit the following recommendations:

  • One from a physician with an active medical license
  • One letter from a faculty member of your graduate program
  • Someone of your choice (APP preceptor, mentor, etc.)

New Graduates with PA/NP work experience

Those with prior PA/NP work experience must submit the following recommendations:

  • One from a physician with an active medical license
  • One from a peer (NP, PA, Clinical Nurse, or another professional colleague)
  • One from someone of your choice (RN manager, clinical supervisor, program faculty, research/committee colleague, etc.)

2022-2023 Cohort

  • Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
  • 1-2 Fellows will be accepted per cohort
  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than February 28