Global Health Experience

Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, sponsors an annual elective to Peru where medical students and residents from multiple specialties, including pediatrics, provide healthcare and education to members of the community. In addition, trainees may arrange electives to other areas of the world. In recent years, our residents have participated in electives to Haiti, Africa, Thailand, Cambodia, Palestine, Lebanon, India, Kuwait and the Philippines to name a few.

Cleveland Clinic Annual Pediatric Board Review Symposium

One of the educational programs that we are most proud of at Cleveland Clinic Children's is the national Annual Pediatric Board Review Symposium, which is held the last week of August. The primary objective of the symposium is to provide a comprehensive pediatric board review course, which will prepare pediatric residents and practitioners for board certification or re-certification. The audience is usually comprised of approximately 300 attendees from across the country. Pediatric residents graduating from our residency program are offered a complimentary invitation to attend the symposium.

Simulation Center

With a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the Simulation Center Lab in Stanley Shalom Zielony Plaza (formerly the Health Space Building), the creation of two difficult airway centers and the renovation of the task-based simulation lab, Cleveland Clinic is at the cutting-edge of simulation training. This enhanced environment allows us to better train our residents to deliver the highest quality care and safety to patients. Simulation training gives residents the opportunity to experience events in a safe environment, and to practice skills critical to any career path in pediatrics. Through scheduled sessions in the simulation lab, intern procedure lab and mock codes, all residents will get at least three exposures to simulated emergencies each year during their training. Some of these sessions will occur in a multidisciplinary setting to help improve communication and patient care.