Frequently Asked Questions
What is CHOP OPEN?
CHOP OPEN is an online learning platform geared towards healthcare professionals from around the world. This learning platform houses hundreds of medical educational courses delivered by CHOP faculty and practitioners. Topics within the learning catalog cover every division in our hospital including Cardiology, General Pediatrics, Infectious Disease and more.
Is CHOP OPEN free to use?
Yes, CHOP OPEN is free to register and login to access our medical education courses. Unless a course is assigned a price, you may view the course for no charge at all. If an item does have a cost to access, you will be prompted to input credit card information using our built-in PayPal payment system.
Who is this learning platform for?
This platform was created for international healthcare professionals and learners outside of CHOP. The content you’ll find in CHOP OPEN are geared towards medical students, advanced practice providers and physicians of all career levels. The courses may be used to learn about new techniques for providing care, or even to provide a refresher on a given topic.
Where do the courses come from?
The courses and content you find on CHOP OPEN are delivered by CHOP faculty and practitioners. Some content was recorded at CHOP’s Philadelphia campus, while other content was provided by CHOP physicians in other parts of the world.
CHOP partners with the American Austrian Foundation (AAF) and the Open Medical Institute (OMI) to deliver 8 seminars a year in Salzburg, Austria. The courses presented at the seminars are recorded and uploaded to CHOP OPEN. To find out more about the AAF and OMI, visit www.aaf-online.org.
Do you offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits?
Yes, we currently offer Category 1 CME for the following courses. Learners can self-claim Category 2 credit for all content commensurate with the time they spent on the learning modules. If you would like to register for upcoming CME activities held through our CME Department, please visit the CME Portal here.
How up-to-date are the courses?
As new courses are presented at teaching conferences organized by CHOP, the content is recorded and posted on CHOP OPEN. Any existing topics will be replaced by the most recent content. Every few years, certain topics are redelivered with updated information to ensure that the materials present revised statistics and information.
I'm looking for a course that is no longer available on CHOP OPEN. Where did it go?
We’re committed to refreshing our course content every 3 years or less, based on new science and up-to-date medical information. If you have a pressing need for content that is no longer on our platform, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What if I have a question about CHOP OPEN or a specific course?
What if I have a question about an international patient or need to schedule an appointment?
For any issues related to patient care questions or appointment requests please contact email@example.com.