Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics

The combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics program is a four-year program that combines educational opportunities in both Pediatrics and Medical Genetics and prepares the trainee to be board certified in both Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics. Our program has two positions each year.


  • Diverse clinical exposure: large, active clinical genetics programs enable trainees to work with patients of all backgrounds with a wide range of genetic conditions all at a single medical center with a new children's hospital
  • Strong clinical and research opportunities within pediatric genetics and opportunities for connections across Stanford School of Medicine
  • Onsite clinical genetics laboratories (e.g. biochemical, cytogenetics, molecular, exome sequencing)
  •   Interactions with broad community of genetics trainees: ranked #1 for Graduate Schools in Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics by US News and World Report 2018
  • Integration across both programs all 4 years
    • attend genetics clinic once/month during pediatric rotations 

Explore Combined Peds and Genetics Program

Combined Peds and Genetics Resident: Christy Tise, MD, PhD (center) with co-residents at the LPCH Summer Scamper.  

 As a 4th year medical student I spent a month with Stanford’s Division of Medical Genetics on an away rotation and was very impressed by the caliber and the supportive nature of the division. Despite being new, the training program seemed incredibly well-rounded and well thought-out, and the residents seemed genuinely happy and engaged. In addition, it was clear to me that the Pediatric Residency Program and the Medical Genetics Residency Program were working as a team to make this new, combined program a success. -Christy Tise, MD, PhD (Class of 2022)