Medicine continues to grow and evolve. So does CHKD's commitment to the education of its medical staff and the region's healthcare professionals. At CHKD, we’re dedicated to serving the educational needs of both future and practicing healthcare professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Healthcare professionals at CHKD benefit from learning from our academic medical experts who are affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Free seminars at CHKD are intended for pediatricians, family practitioners and other health care professionals who care for children. Physicians are life-long learners and the CME program at CHKD provides effective and efficient resources for such continued learning.

The CME program fosters excellence in pediatric care through its diverse educational activities. Activities focus on prevention, treatment, diagnosis, emerging technologies and procedures in pediatrics, pharmacotherapy, and practice-related needs, and are designed to improve the pediatric knowledge, attitudes, and skills of physicians and healthcare professionals who care for children.

Specific CME activities include, but are not limited to, single and multi-day conferences, community rounds and maternal newborn transport reviews. See our list of upcoming CME events here.

Most activities are presented in traditional lecture and case-based formats. However, the program encourages diverse presentation formats to achieve activity objectives.

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Nursing Education

CHKD conducts many educational programs on clinical and professional topics. An education calendar and a catalog are published annually to outline these activities.

Department-Based Clinical Practice and Education Specialists

Advanced practice nurses provide resources, programs and support to enhance nurse competence and nursing practice in their designated departments.

Health Science Libraries

Employees have access to two health science libraries within the medical center campus with an abundance of clinical information and literature. Learning resources are also located in each department for staff reference.


The CHKD Health System intranet offers links to a variety of websites and online tools for clinical resource information. Computer access is available in all clinical departments. In addition, there a number of clinically oriented newsletters and publications that address educational topics.

Patient/Family Education Resources

Nurses have access to Way to Grow handouts (internally produced teaching materials for CHKD patients) and computerized databases for clinical teaching materials.

Residency and Fellowship Programs

CHKD is committed to providing high quality continuing education for pediatric providers and specialists. As the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, our attending physicians are on the clinical frontier of effectively understanding and treating many pediatric diseases and disorders.

Pediatric residents, pharmacy residents, and other healthcare professionals will find information in this section regarding their professional education opportunities at CHKD.