Early discussions of the Global Pediatric Education Consortium led to a strong and binding conviction amongst our group that gave birth to our Vision and Mission, which has as its ultimate goals to improved the quality of life for the world's children.
The shared vision of the Global Pediatric Education Consortium is to,
...pursue the concept of creating common standards for training, assessment, professional development, and physician accreditation for general pediatrics as one way of promoting improvement in the quality of medical care provided to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults worldwide.
Our Mission ...create a common training curriculum for general pediatrics that can be incorporated into any training environment, regardless of geographical and/or political boundaries.
...share and combine the educational resources and expertise of its member organizations in an effort to standardize education and assessment in pediatric medicine and to provide educational tools to the international training community.
...recommend a standard approach to professional development for pediatricians through lifelong learning and assessment.
...create a template for physician accreditation that builds on the global curriculum and assessment strategies and to aid interested parties to improve or implement an accreditation process.
GPEC is committed to helping the global pediatric community to improve the quality of training and assessment in order to promote a robust pediatric workforce and a better care for the world's children.