International Scholars Program (ISP) :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

International Scholars Program

The International Scholars Program (ISP) at Nationwide Children's Hospital provides unique learning and teaching opportunities for faculty, staff and trainees from all over the world, with an emphasis on developing countries.

Since its inception in 1986 more than 230 physicians, nurses and allied health scholars from over 50 countries have received specialized pediatric training, shared clinical protocols and collaborated on scientific projects.

The mission of the ISP is to improve children’s access to quality healthcare through international collaboration in research, education and clinical care by:

  • Building a global community of pediatric healthcare professionals to share expertise and disseminate best practices
  • Enhancing recruitment and retention of top talent to pediatrics
  • Increasing International visibility of pediatric programs of excellence
  • Reducing cultural, ethnic, and other barriers to quality care

The ISP consists of several programs:

Affiliated Institutions:

  • Cardiovascular Institute & Fuwai Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China
  • Emma Kinderziekenhuis Children’s Hospital, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Pudong District, Shanghai, P.R. China (English version not available at this time)
  • Wuhan Children's Hospital, Wuhan, P.R. China (English version not available at this time)
  • Liaocheng People’s Hospital, Liaocheng City, P. R. China (English version not available at this time)

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for more information.

For more information about current activities in the International Scholars Program, please see the most recent issue of our newsletter, MOSAIC.

You can reach the Education Department’s International Scholars Program at ISP@nationwidechildrens.org.

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