Educational Outreach

Training the world's health care professionals

The best way to raise the level of childhood cancer care all over the world is by making sure there are appropriately trained health care professionals where they are needed most. There's nothing like learning firsthand from the leading professionals in the field, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital offers just that opportunity. 

The St. Jude International Visitors Program provides specific training at St. Jude to selected visiting international health care professionals so they can take their knowledge back to their parent institutions. This helps children in their home country have access to the same level of care they would receive at St. Jude.

Each year, about 120 health professionals visit St. Jude through the program. More than 40 nations have been represented.

Sharing knowledge digitally

Thanks to modern technology, health care professionals all over the world can consult with St. Jude staff on difficult cases and access the latest research information without leaving their home institution.

St. Jude offers a comprehensive educational and collaboration program called Cure4Kids. This innovative website gives doctors, scientists and researchers everywhere a free and open online meeting place.

Cure4Kids is used by more than 33,500 health care professionals from 185 countries.

Content includes online seminars with audio narration, electronic full-text books and journals, online self-paced courses and interactive case discussions. More than 2,000 seminars are available on the site.

More than 120 international groups meet regularly on Cure4Kids to discuss difficult cases. This means that children all over the world are on the path to receiving the same cutting-edge treatment that we're able to deliver to the kids of St. Jude.