Our Mission

Boston Children’s Hospital’s mission is to provide the highest quality health care; enhance the health and well-being of children and families locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; be the leading source of pediatric research and discovery; and educate the next generation of leaders in child health.

In honor of this mission, Boston Children’s will continue to be recognized locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as a premier provider of up-to-date health care education, technological advancements, and skills development to physicians and other health care professionals. Boston Children’s will promote excellence in medical information to improve the quality of health care within and beyond the hospital setting.

Our Commitment

The Continuing Education Department shall address the intellectual and practical needs of its learners by offering structured presentations of recent scientific advances and new clinical knowledge while creating innovative learning experiences that center upon interactive dialogue between learners and faculty. Boston Children’s recognizes health care professionals as lifelong learners and strives to provide valuable pediatric opportunities through Continuing Education as well as other effective resources, e.g., fellowships, residencies and observerships.

The educational content contained in our Continuing Education activities is planned in accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support – Standards to Ensure the Independence of CME Activities. Courses are planned to promote the dissemination of recent clinical and scientific advancements, clinical quality improvement (CQI), patient safety, medical leadership and the six core competencies:

  • patient care
  • medical knowledge
  • practice-based learning and improvement
  • interpersonal skills and communication
  • professionalism and systems-based practice

The ultimate goal is to provide further medical education to physicians and other health care professionals so they may practice high-quality patient care resulting in better outcomes.