ZCH Announces Pediatric Subspecialty Education Collaboration with BCH

24/03/2023 International Affairs Office

Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine is pleased to announce its collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital in pediatric subspecialty education. This partnership aims to improve the quality of pediatric care in China by providing Zhejiang Children’s clinicians, residents, and fellows with a more comprehensive curriculum in pediatric subspecialty education.

The multi-year education collaboration focusing on knowledge and expertise sharing will help address the most pressing needs in pediatric medicine and cover clinical topics, including endocrinology, hematology and oncology, genetics and metabolism, intensive care, birth defects, nephrology, and clinical research.

The collaboration between Boston Children's and Zhejiang Children’s represents an expansion of engagement activities between the two hospitals in the last decade. Before the onset of Covid-19, Boston Children's and Zhejiang Children's regularly exchanged clinical observers and visiting delegations between the two institutions. Leaders from both hospitals visited each other to exchange expertise and insights in pediatric medicine. During the pandemic, Boston Children's and Zhejiang Children's established a remote case consultation program to enable Boston Children's clinicians to support Zhejiang Children's clinicians in caring for complex pediatric patients. In the last three years, teams from both hospitals reviewed cases in hematology-oncology, immunology, endocrinology, and cardiac surgery. These consultations helped to improve patient care and helped the clinical teams from both hospitals build strong working relationships.  

"We are delighted to partner with Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine to support their clinicians in this pediatric subspecialty education program," said Cynthia Haines, Senior Vice President of Boston Children’s Global Alliances. "Through this collaboration, we can work together to enhance the skills and knowledge of the clinical teams at Zhejiang Children's and advance our shared goals of improving the health of the children we serve worldwide.

"This partnership with Boston Children's Hospital represents an exciting opportunity to enhance the education and training of our learners in pediatric subspecialties," said Prof. Fu Junfen, Executive Vice President  of Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine. "By leveraging the expertise and resources of Boston Children's, we can provide our clinical staff with a more comprehensive and diverse educational experience, enabling them to become better healthcare providers."