International Education

International Visiting Scholars Program

The International Visiting Scholars Program offers a four-week observational program which provides the opportunity for selected healthcare professionals from other countries to obtain the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to become leaders in the development of clinical programs in their home countries and institutions. 

Eligibility
To be eligible for observership, applicants must be fluent in English and be one of the following:

  • A fully trained healthcare professional currently working abroad, intending to return to his/her position abroad.
  • An international medical fellow currently enrolled in a fellowship program at a foreign institution, intending to return to that institution for graduation.

Medical school students are not eligible for this program and should explore opportunities through Baylor College of Medicine International Services office at internationalservicesoffice@bcm.edu.

Texas Children’s International Visiting Scholars should not be used as a means to obtain US-based experience for the purpose of seeking graduate medical training in the United States.

How to Apply
Those interested in applying for the International Visiting Scholars Program must fill out a completed application form, and then submit it via email in PDF format to cfsmith@texaschildrens.org.

Next steps
A representative will follow up with you after receiving your initial application. Your application will be forwarded to the medical director of International Services, who will review your eligibility. If eligible, International Services will contact the applicable Texas Children's Hospital department/division to evaluate if your request can be accommodated. International Services will contact you about the status of your application.

If accepted, International Services will provide an acceptance letter and all necessary onboarding paperwork. You will need the acceptance letter to obtain a visitor’s visa to come to the United States for medical education. Texas Children's Hospital does not assist directly in obtaining visas or visa forms.

Living arrangements are the responsibility of accepted applicants. International Services can provide a list of hotels and apartments in the area that have negotiated rates with Texas Children's Hospital; however, accepted applicants are responsible for the costs of all travel and living expenses. 


International Speakers' Bureau

The International Speakers’ Bureau was created to provide evidence-based education, clinical care guidelines, and to promote a collaborate environment for exchange of ideas.

It is composed of a team of leading physicians and healthcare professionals who have committed to share their knowledge at international medical conferences for the advancement of women’s and children’s health worldwide.  Our internationally-recognized faculty presents on a wide-variety of pediatric topics, including heart surgery, fetal surgery, intensive care, nutrition, infectious diseases, oncology, and neonatology, and many others.

For more information, contact the office of International Services at cfsmith@texaschildrens.org.