Educational Settings

Clinical Depth and Breadth: Our program provides a balance of general pediatrics and subspecialty care across multiple clinical settings with a diversity of patient populations and disease processes.

Nestled near California’s agricultural belt and within the Bay Area, we are located in one of the most diverse ethnic and cultural regions of the country. Furthermore, LPCH and SCVMC are safety-net providers within the region serving uninsured and underinsured families. The services and expertise at LPCH attract patients from across the country and around the world, expanding the multicultural experiences for residents.

Our patient population at LPCH is:

  • 56% Hispanic
  • 13% Pacific Islander
  • 11% African American
  • 8% Asian
  • 7% Caucasian 
  • 5% Unspecified

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Since its opening in 1991 and recent expansion in 2017, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (LPCH) has become an internationally-renown children’s hospital. LPCH is consistently honored by US News and World Report as one of the nation's best children's hospitals. It provides highly specialized pediatric care while continuing to serve as a community hospital for the children of the Bay Area/Peninsula. LPCH is a busy children’s hospital with 13,800 annual admissions. Its 461 beds, including 110 medical-surgical beds, 36 PICU, 36 CVICU and 40 NICU beds, are grouped into units to serve patients and families' special health care needs.

  • Interesting Facts
    • We're the only Bay Area health care enterprise with an exclusive focus on children and expectant women
    • We have six Centers of Excellence--Heart, Transplant, Cancer, Pregnancy and Newborn, Pulmonary & Cystic Fibrosis, and Brain and Behavior. Our providers who work in our Centers are at the forefront of research and medical breakthroughs
    • Our Johnson Pregnancy and Newborn Center delivers more than 4,000 babies a year
    • Our Transplant Center is #1 in the nation for pediatric transplant volume with top patient outcomes
    • More pediatric & obstetric sub-specialty programs than any other provider in Northern California: 94 Different Specialties

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), founded in 1876, is the oldest and only publicly-operated hospital in Santa Clara County, as well as being the major provider of health care for San Jose. The hospital is located in San Jose, a 30-minute drive south from Stanford. Its affiliation with the Stanford School of Medicine provides a key and integral part of our pediatrics residency training program. As a large public hospital with many specialized and regional services, SCMVC serves a high proportion of low-income patients from many different cultural backgrounds. The SCVMC outpatient facility, Valley Health Center- Bascom, is located across the street from the hospital and offers more than 60 primary care and specialty clinics.

The pediatrics department at SCVMC is made up of more than 80 board certified specialists in pediatrics and neonatology. The labor and delivery service is the largest in Santa Clara County with over 6000 births each year. In addition, the 30-bed pediatric unit and 12-bed PICU provides our residents with important exposure to bread-and-butter general pediatrics, pediatric subspecialties and a pediatric intensive care unit. SCVMC also offers special pediatric services including a burn treatment center.  

Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care is a 613-bed medical center located adjacent to LPCH. Shared facilities include its Emergency, Radiation Therapy, Pathology and Laboratory departments. The Emergency Department is a Level I trauma center and has 39 patient beds including a 3- bed Trauma Unit. In December 2005, the hospital opened a new pediatric emergency department.  This space includes ten dedicated pediatric beds, work areas for physicians and nurses, and a 275- square foot children's waiting room. The pediatric rooms are designed for children, featuring bright décor, iMacs, and Pixar movies to help ease children's anxiety. There are approximately 20,000 pediatric emergency room visits annually, nearly all of which are seen by our pediatric residents.

El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital is a 395-bed hospital located in Mountain View (about 8 miles from LPCH). The Packard Unit at El Camino Hospital (PEC) is a 16-bed unit staffed by Packard Children’s Hospital physicians, nurses, and support staff.  It is a direct extension of the main hospital and provides a good opportunity for our residents to learn bread-and-butter pediatrics. In addition, El Camino Hospital is the location for a 15-bed unit dedicated to the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program where residents rotate during their adolescent rotation. This program is the only comprehensive program in Northern California that addresses the medical and psychiatric needs of children with these disorders. Residents may rotate through PEC as an elective.

Community Clinics

For continuity clinic and specific rotations, residents work in clinics throughout the Bay Area/Peninsula, including: Gardner Packard Children's Health Center (federally qualified health center), Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (and their satellite clinics), Kaiser Permanente(and their satellite clinics), and various private practices. Exposure to all of these outpatient settings allows for residents to care for patients of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic statuses and see how a variety of different healthcare systems operate.

Valley Children’s Hospital

Valley Children’s Hospital is a nonprofit, state-of-the-art children’s hospital on a 50-acre campus in Madera, California. Today, it is one of the largest children’s hospitals in California with 356 beds and has the state’s busiest emergency department with over 120,000 emergency room visits per year. Housing is provided and second year residents spend one month rotating in the emergency room.