Conferences and Didactics

PHM Didactics

PHM Fellowship Didactics occur in bi-monthly, half-day blocks and cover a variety of clinical and professional topics relevant to the specialty of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  

Journal Club

Journal Club occurs monthly and is led by PHM fellows and faculty to keep abreast of the current literature in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

RICH Meetings

Reserach in Children's Health (RICH) meetings occur twice a month and include works-in-progress presentations and additional research training. RICH meetings are led by Alan Schroeder, MD, Associate Chief of Research in the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

Clinical Case Conference

PHM fellows and faculty meet monthly to share, discuss and learn from clinically challenging cases.

Blue Team Teaching

Blue Team Teaching occurs every Thursday, 12-1pm and covers recurring topics for the Blue Team learners. PHM Fellows have the opportunity to both learn from and teach at these sessions.

Fellows' College

All fellows participate in the Department of Pediatrics Fellows' College which covers core topics in teaching, quality improvement, business of medicine, ethics, professionalism and career development.  

CHRI Grant Writing Club

All fellows participate in the Department of Pediatrics CHRI Grant Writing Club. The club is designed to teach basic fundamentals of grant writing, including learning about all components of a grant submission, with the club culminating in participants having a complete CHRI grant ready for the February submission.  

Fellows' Research Club

The Fellows' Research Club is an interactive and dynamic research seminar designed for all fellows in the Department of Pediatrics.  They discuss a variety of topics including, but not limited to, identifying research mentors and scholarly projects, study design, statistics, survey development, statistical software, grant writing, research-related resources and networking, works in progress, and so on. 

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Held every Friday from September to June, Pediatric Grand Rounds is a great way to learn cutting edge pediatric clinical research, basic science research, child advocacy, quality improvement, medical education and global health.


Morning Report

PHM Fellows are encouraged to attend Morning Report each Monday, as a case from our General Pediatrics Service (Blue Team) is usually discussed. In general, morning report is to emphasize one’s clinical reasoning abilities, and we often review difficult and puzzling cases. Fellows are able to take the role of educator in this venue, adding in key teaching points.

Noon Conference

Always an option for additional learning, Noon Conference takes place Monday through Friday at LPCH and SCVMC. Noon Conference emphasizes more interactive learning, and focuses on both general pediatrics and subspecialty topics as a way of augmenting what is learned during the rotations. Our Fellows present at Noon Conference once annually.


Nighttime Report

Since 2005, we have had a nightly nighttime teaching session. These sessions are held at 11pm at both LPCH and SCVMC. We are proud that Stanford was the initial pilot site and leaders of the National Pediatric Nighttime Curriculum, which is now used in over 100 pediatric residency programs (with over 2000 learners/year)! Our fellows lead the nighttime teaching sessions when they take call nights at LPCH.

PICU Boot Camp

PHM Fellows join the new PICU fellows for this boot camp each July. It’s a great way of further developing knowledge in several key clinical areas, and also a great way to get to know your co-fellows across disciplines.