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Continuing Medical Education at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOP conducts a regular series of Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses. International attendees are encouraged and welcome to join us for one of our many annual events.

The goals of our CME programs are to:

All courses offered are approved for physician medical education credits. See a list of the CME courses we offer at CHOP.

Observerships & Eligibility

Individual professionals, trainees or groups may be interested in visiting The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for an observership with one of our departments. This experience can be as brief as a few days or can extend for several months. We will facilitate contact between observers and appropriate CHOP faculty to ensure that the observership experience is designed to meet the learner's objectives.

To be eligible for an International Observership, applicants must be fluent in the English language and be one of the following:

  1. A fully trained health professional currently practicing/managing abroad, intending to return to his/her position abroad.
  2. An international fellow or resident currently enrolled in a fellowship/residency program at a foreign institution, intending to return to that institution for graduation.

To begin the observership application process, please fill out the observership interest form. A CHOP representative will follow up with you shortly.

Enrollment in a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Training Program

International professionals are often interested in enrolling in a CHOP training program. We can provide information about how to pursue these opportunities, as they are based upon a participant's qualifications and ability to obtain credentials for practice in the United States. We have welcomed many international graduates who have received formal accredited training in our programs.

Traveling to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOP is located in the vibrant and diverse University City area of Philadelphia and is easily accessible by air and rail. Our staff can assist you with many of the arrangements involved in a visit to our Hospital, including proper clearances, living accommodations and many other needs.

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