At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

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All education programs organized by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia are designed to ensure that best practices are passed on to those who will care for the most challenged among us. Programs include medical lectures, all-day seminars, nursing conferences, simulation exercises and hands-on workshops.

If you would like more information about upcoming programs or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:

Michele T. Cimino, MSN, RN
Clinical Education Coordinator

Presentations for health care professionals

The clinical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia is available to present staff in-services, provide grand rounds presentations, speak at local and national conferences and provide Basic Life Support certifications.

Topics which may be covered, include:

  • Arthrogryposis
  • Basic life support
  • Care of the Prader-Willi child
  • Nursing care and rehabilitation of the spinal cord injury patient
  • Prevention of trauma and spinal cord injury
  • Scoliosis screening
  • Treatments of scoliosis
  • Treatment of sports injuries

For more information, contact clinical education coordinator, Michele Cimino, MSN, RN via email.

Enhancing education

In following the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, we provide education for physicians and other health care professionals. This includes, but is not limited to, hosting residents and fellows from local and distant universities to perform orthopaedic and spine clinical rotations. In addition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, child life, music therapy, respiratory, radiology, social services, nursing and advance practice nurse students (CRNAs and NP students) complete their pediatric clinical rotation under the guidance of the professional health care staff.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia hosts radiology students from Universidad Central Del Caribe, Puerto Rico for a four-week clinical rotation. The students come to the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital with the purpose of understanding an established health care system to bring critical knowledge back to their state. These students later assist us with our Puerto Rico outreach clinics in the radiology department, which adds to our consistency of care.

High school health care awareness and careers program

High school classes are welcome at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia. Our staff also attends career days at high schools to expand the interest of students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. We also welcome high school students to the hospital for career-based tours to learn more about what can be offered in a health care career.