International Visitors Program

The purpose of the International Visitors Program (IVP) is to provide specific training at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to selected visiting international healthcare professionals to fulfill a stated need of their home institution. The IVP provides an opportunity for these visitors to observe the St. Jude model of holistic medicine, which is based on the delivery by a multidisciplinary team of care for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 100 countries from around the world have been represented in the IVP. Our international visitors traditionally specialize in the following healthcare professions:

The IVP was specifically designed to provide a brief (2-6 weeks) exposure to targeted clinical programs at St. Jude. The Executive Committee of the International Outreach Program meets in January and July of each year to consider applications for participation in the program. The following criteria are used for the selection of participants:

For more information and to apply for consideration to participate in the International Visitors Program, please visit the IVP application webpage at Please note you must register to the website prior to accessing the IVP application page.