This report from the United States' preemiment children's hospital is provided to assist embassies, physicians and families seeking expert care for children's medical conditions.
Laila Leclerc was 1 year old when a tumor was discovered in her neck. A neuro-oncologist in Montreal told the baby’s parents she would need radiation treatment, but warned them of many risks — potential deformation of her face and teeth, nerve damage that could leave her unable to swallow, and more. But there was an alternative — a more precise form of radiation called proton therapy — available at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Read Laila's story »
International Patient Services has a website specifically for international patients that is now available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese and Chinese. The website offers detailed information that will help families prepare for a visit to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, understand what to expect when they arrive, and become familiar with everything Philadelphia has to offer. Visit the site »
Education is a vital part of CHOP’s mission. We encourage all of our international colleagues to enroll in our Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses (some of which are available online) and to explore the possibility of visiting CHOP for an observership, which can be as brief as a few days or can extend for several months. Learn more »
The humanitarian arm of CHOP’s international activities, CHOP Global Health aims to improve the health of children through education, training and clinical practice. Learn more »
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is ranked No. 1 in the nation by Parents magazine and is No. 1 on U.S.News & World Report’s 2013 – 14 Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals. CHOP is also ranked in the top four in every specialty evaluated in the U.S.News survey.
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