Palliative Care

Social Work Fellowship

The PACT fellowship program became interdisciplinary in 2022 with the addition of a social work fellowship. In this one-year program starting each July and ending in June, the social work fellow learns and works alongside the two medical fellows (see above).

Generously funded by the Jordan Kim Endowment, this educational opportunity will prepare the fellow to provide specialized palliative care to seriously ill children and their caregivers. Fellows will gain a breadth of experience in working with families from many cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds as they work alongside the PACT social workers, chaplain, grief specialists, care coordinator, psychologist, leadership team, nurse practitioners, and medical doctors. During this course of the fellowship year, the social work fellow will shadow members of PACT, engage in supervised practice, and lead consults with interdisciplinary team members and fellows. Practice settings will include inpatient units, outpatient clinics, telehealth appointments, and community practices, including hospice rotations. At the end of this fellowship, the social worker will be prepared to offer highly specialized, empathic care in palliative care and hospice settings with skills in research, quality improvement, and education. 

The social work fellow will receive a full-time entry-level salary with benefits. 

We seek team members who will reflect the rich diversity of patients we see at Texas Children’s Hospital and welcome applicants of all ethnic, religious, sexual, gender, and cultural identities. Post-graduate social workers at all levels and with any level of experience are encouraged to apply. 


  • Must have graduated from an accredited Master of Social Work program by the time fellowship begins
  • Must be or become licensed (LMSW) in the state of Texas within 3 months of acceptance to the fellowship 
  • Must be able to move to/live in Houston, TX for in person fellowship
  • Strong interest in and commitment to a career in palliative care