Together with government agencies, local hospitals, and universities, Children’s National experts create opportunities for the sharing of knowledge and best practices in pediatric medicine to our partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Through unique partnerships and other educational exchanges in pediatric specialty care, our teams build collaborations with our MENA counterparts that will enhance children’s health around the world today and in the future.
Children’s National offers Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region physicians many opportunities to directly interact with our world-class pediatric experts for the exchange of knowledge and best practices.
Children’s National specialists frequently travel to the MENA region, including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar for educational exchange sessions. Our physicians lecture at regional hospitals, healthcare agencies, and conferences to share ideas with their counterparts. These sessions allow physicians from MENA face to face interaction with Children’s specialists. Past lecture topics have included:
Children’s worldwide Telemedicine Program reaches 100 partnership sites in 14 countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar. This program provides clinical consultation services for physicians in many service areas including cardiology, neurology, oncology, and radiology. Additionally, the telemedicine team offers distance learning opportunities and provides access to live and pre-recorded patient care conferences and lectures.
Throughout the year, medical professionals from around the world are welcomed to the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine in Washington, DC, for a variety of reasons. While in Washington, DC, these honored guests frequently speak on their topics of expertise to our medical and research staff, observe procedures, tour the hospital, and participate in other activities depending on their interest level and time available.
Children’s National offers several educational opportunities for students and postgraduates from the Middle East and North Africa region, including research and innovation programs as well as traditional clinical training opportunities.
Creating educational programs that develop a working knowledge of business development and innovation in pediatric research and medical development for students at all levels is a key focus of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.
Children’s National is a global destination for the training of pediatric specialists. Our Pediatric Residency Program is highly competitive and trains almost 120 students each year from U.S. medical schools. Children’s also offers many Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship training opportunities in key pediatric specialties, including pediatric oncology, cardiology, and surgery.
In the United Arab Emirates, Children’s National, works with several agencies including the Health Authority Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) and Khalifa University, to develop pediatric medical educational exchanges and care pathways that will enhance pediatric specialty care for children in the region.