The residency training program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) provides residents with several opportunities to work in the community, and to develop and practice advocacy skills.
PGY1: Community Pediatrics & Child Advocacy Rotation
Interns are exposed to a variety of children's services in the community. They visit multiple community sites including: WIC, Pre-2-Three, Life Moves Homeless Shelters, YMCA, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, and many more. At several sites, residents have the opportunity to speak directly to parents and youth in an "Ask the Doctor" format. The rotation is directed by Dr. Terrell Stevenson.
PGY 1-3: Stanford Advocacy Track "StAT"
Residents with an interest in expanding their advocacy skills and working in the community to develop an independent advocacy project may apply for StAT. The advocacy staff work closely with residents to develop individual child health advocacy projects. During PGY1, residents identify a child advocacy topic of interest, apply for STAT, establish community partnerships, and develop project goals. Residents use PGYs 2 and 3 to implement and evaluate their project. As part of the StAT program, residents will participate in a StAT rotation during PGY2 and receive specialized training in community engagement and advocacy, with protected time to work on their StAT projects.