Stanford Medical School offers a maximum of three months of elective rotations to students who are currently enrolled in their fourth or final year MD program at a school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or Education Department of the American Osteopathic Association (for details, see "Eligibility Requirements" under the How to Apply section).
All visiting rotations are scheduled through the Office of Medical Student Affairs. Visiting students are scheduled during the time specified for each quarter because Stanford medical students have priority in taking these electives
The mission of our training program is to educate physicians who will be prepared at the end of their training to become leaders in the field of pediatrics as healers, teachers, researchers, and advocates.
Mission: We are committed to developing pediatric physicians who demonstrate the best in many domains:
- Excellence and responsibility in patient care
- Critical thinking and questioning
- Technical competence
- Sound medical judgment and professional integrity
- Commitment to self-directed and life-long learning
The visiting clerkship program is designed to give students a chance to experience the exceptional training that Stanford Pediatrics has to offer. In addition, it provides Stanford Pediatrics residents and attending faculty a chance to form a close working relationship with each student.
Visiting students will spend four weeks on one of the following: General Pediatrics Wards, Renal/Rheumatology Wards, Pulmonology Wards, Gastroenterology Wards, Hematology/Oncology Wards, NICU, PICU, Cardiology Consults/Clinics, Endocrinology Clinics, or Infectious Disease Consults/Clinics.
As LPCH is a tertiary care center, students will have exposure to a variety of patients ranging from bread-and-butter pediatrics to medically complex patients. Students are also invited to attend morning report and noon conference daily, as well as weekly grand rounds.