Residency Training Program In the Department of Pediatrics

Life After Residency

Chief Residents

The key educational, clinical and administrative leaders for the housestaff are the Chief Residents. Each year three members of the graduating class are selected and remain for an additional year to fulfill this vital role. They are appointed to the faculty as Clinical Instructors of General Pediatrics in order to serve at an attending level in their clinical duties.  Their clinical service includes time as General Pediatrics Inpatient Attending on the Blue Team at LPCH, and at SCVMC, General Pediatrics Clinic Attending, and Teaching Attending. They share responsibilities for educational initiatives and administrative issues throughout their year of service. Interacting with faculty, housestaff, and hospital administration, the Chief Residents act as liaisons and leaders.

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Approximately 65% of our residents enter fellowships, with a good portion staying at Stanford. Current fellowship offerings at LPCH include Adolescent Medicine, Allergy/Immunology, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Cardiology, Critical Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics, Genetics, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology. Inquiries regarding the scope of these programs should be made directly to the Department of Pediatrics Division Chiefs. Our program assists residents in obtaining their top fellowship choices.

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Program Graduates

We have been fortunate to place residents in top fellowship positions, superb pediatric practices, and exciting hospitalist positions both in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

Approximately 35- 40% of our graduates pursue general pediatrics careers with many working as pediatric hospitalists and the remainder working in primary care pediatrics groups or entering general academic pediatrics fellowships.  We encourage residents to develop their leadership potential through opportunities in QI, performance improvement, medical education, etc.  Former graduates have become leaders in medical education, clinical informatics, clinical resource managment, hospital committees and research at LPCH. The following is a list of fellowship programs our graduates have entered over the past five years:

Neonatology 8
Cardiology 8
Critical Care 6
Gastroenterology 3
Genetics 3
Pulmonary 3
Endocrinology 3
Hematology/Oncology 6
Infectious Disease 3
Neurology 2
Allergy/Immunology 2
Anesthesia 1
Emergency Medicine 1
General Pediatrics 4
Nephrology 1
Rheumatology 1

The pass rates for 1st time test takers of the American Board of Pediatrics General Certifying Examination from our program are:

2001 100%
2002 95%
2003 95%
2004 94%
2005 100%


2007 100%
2008 90%
2009 100%
2010 100%
2011 91%

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