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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP), a world-class fully on-line paediatric education program hosted by Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and  endorsed by the University of Sydney. Although the program name has changed, the content remains the same with a focus on knowledge, skills and best practice over the past 27 years.

This program has a global reach in more than 27 countries, boasts over 8500 alumni and was awarded the International Education Association of Australia’s award for best practice in international education in 2017. We continue to strive to provide excellent quality service to empower healthcare professionals treating children and young people globally with best practice in paediatrics and maintain our vision of “Healthier Children Globally”.

The SCHP curriculum has been re-mapped using instructional design methodology and the content now divided into nine modules – ranging from newborn to adolescents and young adults. This new initiative allows clearer oversight of the whole curriculum, provides a logical progression across age domains and facilitates participants’ studies.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network as well as our committed paediatric specialist presenters.

The commitment and expertise of our international tutors provides local adaptation and gives great impetus to this program to support participants in most international countries.

We look forward to working with you.

Kind regards,

Dr David Lester-Smith BMedSci (Hons) BM BS DCH FRCP FRCPCH FRACP MPH DCE
Acting Director, Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP)
Network Associate Medical Director Education (SCHN)
General Paediatrician and Head Medical Team 3 (SCHN)
Senior Medical Advisor for the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU)



David Lester-Smith