Global Health Center
International Visitor Program

International Visitor Program

Every year, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center hosts more than 200 non-employee international visitors throughout the institution. These health professionals fall into different categories, including clinical observers and researchers (also known as visiting research scientists).

Here are some key points to consider before deciding to apply at Cincinnati Children’s:

  • To be eligible for the International Visitor Program at Cincinnati Children’s, applicants must be in one of the following categories abroad:
    • Current Attending Physician or in a Fellowship or Resident program; or,
    • Hold a PhD or Master's Degree and be on staff or in school for a PhD degree
    • Application must either be on staff or in an accredited program during time of application and during the requested time of visit
  • International visiting clinical observers are allowed to come to Cincinnati Children’s to observe only (i.e., hands-on training and diagnoses are prohibited).
  • All applicants, both clinical observers and researchers, must speak and understand English well enough to communicate with people.
  • There is no educational credit or certificate for coming to Cincinnati Children’s.
  • Cincinnati Children’s does charge a one-time, non-refundable processing fee for all those who are accepted.

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements as described on this page and are interested in applying for an observer / research program, please apply using this link.

Please note the following documents are needed to complete the application:

  • A copy of the passport
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A letter of good standing from your institution
  • A recent photograph

Once the Global Health Center receives the application, the prospective hosting division will review your request. If you are accepted for an observer / research program, the Global Health Center will assist you with housing, letters and all necessary information.