About the Global Pediatric Education programs

A core mission of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is to advance healthcare for children around the world. One way we accomplish this is through medical education.

As a global leader in pediatric healthcare, our educational efforts extend beyond the walls of our Hospital, providing medical education opportunities to colleagues throughout the world.

Our educational programs are aimed at individual and group learning, and are tailored to the learners' objectives. Training can take place in Philadelphia on CHOP's campus, or at international sites around the globe.

In addition to these tailored programs, we invite you to attend CHOP’s regular series of Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences, online CMEs, and other medical education offerings. All courses offered are approved for physician medical education credits. International attendees are encouraged and welcome to join us for one of our many annual events.

Our educational programs in Philadelphia

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers on-site educational programs for individuals interested in coming to Philadelphia for learning experiences. These are tailored to a candidate’s clinical or administrative interests. Our Global Pediatric Education team will coordinate with CHOP faculty to build an educational experience that meets the learner's objectives.

Our educational programs abroad

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia faculty participate in educational experiences abroad. CHOP can facilitate the following:

Continuing Medical Education at your hospital

Faculty from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia often takes our CME courses "on the road" and presents them at international locations. CHOP has been a frequent participant and partner in courses run by the Open Medical Institute in Salzburg, Austria, and has participated in numerous seminars in other parts of the world. Courses can range in length from a few days to a week. Our staff also welcomes the participation of local faculty in these programs. We will work with your organization to design a course that best meets your needs. If your organization is interested, please fill out the business inquiry form and a representative will follow up with you.

Visiting professorships and speakers

If your hospital or medical association is looking for an expert individual speaker, we are able to provide skilled specialists in many areas of child healthcare. CHOP speakers can make individual presentations or participate in an educational program you develop with local or regional faculty. If your organization is interested, please fill out the business inquiry form and a representative will follow up with you.

Professional site visits

Another mode of education comes in the form of a consultation visit that can assist your medical center in some aspect of program development. Areas in which we have significant expertise and which other medical institutions have found to be of value include clinical programs such as pediatric emergency care, neonatology and simulation education, as well as health systems issues such as quality and patient safety. If your organization is interested, please fill out the business inquiry form and a representative will follow up with you.

Educational program planning

With vast experience in medical education, CHOP faculty is also available to assist you with organizing and conducting your own training programs. We have experience in curricular design, establishing learning goals and objectives, teaching methodology, and individual and programmatic assessment. If your organization is interested, please fill out the business inquiry form and a representative will follow up with you.

Enrollment in a CHOP training program

International professionals are often interested in enrolling in a CHOP Graduate Medical Education 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 CHOP

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is located in the vibrant and diverse University City area of Philadelphia and is easily accessible by air and rail. Please note, CHOP requires all clinical visitors and observers participating in our onsite educational programs to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19. To learn more, please see Patient and Visitor Information.

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CME Department

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) department offers more than 25 conferences each year on a variety of topics, including pediatric cardiology and emergency medicine.