As part of our educational outreach mission, the University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Colorado have established an International Trainee Observership Program aimed at medical students or pediatric trainees from abroad, who are seeking an opportunity to learn and gain experiences in pediatric specialties with the intent to give back to their institution and community in their home country.
Our international trainee observer program provides a shadowing experience that allows participants to attend patient rounds, teaching conferences and to interact with faculty, residents and medical students. It also gives observers an opportunity to learn about the United States medical system in a world-class freestanding children’s hospital. This program does not include direct patient care clinical experiences.
Disclaimer: Being accepted for an observership rotation with our institution does not constitute or imply an endorsement by our residency or fellowship programs and their participating faculty. Application approval and participation in a rotation does not guarantee an invitation to interview for a residency or fellowship position. In addition, availability for a preferred subspecialty is at the discretion of each division that must take into consideration the division’s resources and the needs of learners already involved in the department.
How to Apply For an Observership
- Make sure you qualify as international observer:
Please refer to the schedule below and select a rotation period that is most appropriate for you. *Please do not attempt to apply for more than one rotation period.
In the online application, you can choose up to three rotations in order of priority within a rotation period.
Complete the online application and submit all required documents before the application close date, May 15, 2015
Rotations are one month in duration and you may submit only one application during a 12-month period.
- medical student from abroad
- pediatric or family medicine physicians in training
2015 - 2016 Rotation Schedule and Due Dates
|Due Date for ALL Applicants
||1st Rotation Period
||2nd Rotation Period
||3rd Rotation Period|
|May 15, 2015
||September, October, November 2015
||January, February, March 2016
||April, May, June 2016|
|Deadline to complete
|For 1st rotation period
July 1, 2015
|For 2nd rotation period
November 1, 2015
|For 3rd rotation period|
February 1, 2016