Global Pediatric Education Consortium

Training and Sustaining a Global Pediatric Workforce

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Global Pediatric Education Consortium (GPEC)?

The GPEC is a group of committed educators who are also the leaders of over 20 national, regional and international education, training, and accreditation organizations.  These organizations are individually responsible for setting the standards for training and accreditation in more than 50 nations around the world.  Members of GPEC are from five continents and represent developing as well as developed countries.  There are currently no formal agreements among the organizations that are represented.  As the initiative matures, we will seek a formal alliance among these organizations and its members.

Can other educational organizations participate in GPEC activities?

We welcome new partners from educational and assessment organizations worldwide.  The Board of Delegates will consider such organizations upon request.

When will the Global Curriculum be ready for publication?

The first full draft of the Global Pediatric Curriculum is now available for download from this site.  We continue to update and edit various sections of the Curriculum; these will be noted on the download page.  Use the main menu option to access and download individual chapters.

What is the decision-making process for building a "Global Curriculum" in general pediatrics?

While this is a daunting task, after our initial reviews of curricular documents from around the world, and after reviewing thoroughly best practices from the world's leading institutions, we have come to realize that there is a great deal of commonality in what we are already doing worldwide.  We set about synthesizing "best practices" from educational and testing organizations to come up with a curriculum that will work for any training program regardless of geographic or political boundaries.  The Curriculum was built upon consensus of the Board of Delegates with input from their organizations.