Categorical Pediatrics

The Categorical Pediatrics Program is a three year program that teaches trainees by providing a broad-based exposure through an optimal balance between general pediatrics, critical care and the pediatric subspecialties. We are committed to integrating service and education by offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences, multiple interfaces between research and clinical care, diverse opportunities for child advocacy. Our program has twenty two positions each year.


  • Train in one of the top-10 children’s hospitals in the nation as ranked by the US News and World Report 2017
  • Expanding network of outreach clinics and affliated hospitals, serving an incredibly diverse patient population
  • Diverse clinical exposure with regional and national expertise
  • Outstanding track record of resident success in fellowships, academic positions, and general practice
  • Recognized leaders in research with exceptional scholarship opportunities
  • Phenomenal mentorship with national leaders in medical education
  • Opportunities for local, regional and national advocacy
  • Connection to the larger Stanford University community
  • Bay Area Life - big city living with a small town feel

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Residents attending the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference.  

What drew me to Stanford Pediatrics was its reputation as a leader in the effort to improve graduate medical education, as well as its exciting opportunities in Global Health. I chose Stanford after realizing it was also a premier clinical training program that actually “walks the walk” regarding physician wellbeing. -Dylan E. O’Connor, MD