Resident Training

Resident Fellowship

The R38 StARR (Stimulating Access to Research in Residency) program is funded by the NHLBI of the NIH. The program is designed to recruit and train resident-investigators in cardio-pulmonary research and to accelerate their development into independent clinician-investigators. This program is designed for individuals who have completed a significant portion of their clinical training (~ 2 years) and have developed a clinical and research focus. Residents will be selected from Internal Medicine, Radiology, Pediatrics, and Cardiothoracic Surgery residency programs. During the StARR program, clinical responsibilities are less than 20% of time, per NIH requirements

Resident Education

In accordance with its mission, Stanford University Medical Center is dedicated to pursuing the highest quality of patient care and graduate medical education. Stanford University Medical Center recognizes as one of its major responsibilities the provision of organized educational programs. This responsibility includes guidance and supervision of the resident while facilitating the resident’s professional and personal development and ensuring safe and appropriate care for patients. 

Stanford has a history of excellence in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery, including a series of pioneering “firsts,” such as the first heart transplant in the US, the first heart/lung transplant in the world, and one of the first left ventricular assist device (LVAD) procedures in the world. Its programs are particularly noted for work in thoracic organ transplantation and treatment of valvular, aneurysm, congenital, and ischemic heart disease, and pulmonary and mediastinal tumors.  

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine has an active role in the training of Internal Medicine Residents at Stanford University Medical Center. Medicine house staff rotates through the cardiology consult service at the VA Hospital and through the cardiology consult service, the cardiology inpatient service, and the coronary care unit at Stanford University. In addition, faculty members within the Division routinely participate in resident morning report, noon-time resident educational conferences, and Medical Grand Rounds. 

We are committed to making this the finest Surgical Training Program in the United States . Because of the incredible scientific infrastructure here at Stanford, especially in biotechnology, we believe we can train the next generation of leaders in surgery in this country.

The Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency program is designed to prepare you for any career in Internal Medicine. The program offers broad clinical experience across three hospitals, supportive teaching faculty who are leaders in their fields, a strong esprit de corps, housestaff research opportunities, and top-ranked fellowship and career placement. With these resources, the program enables housestaff to develop excellent clinical skills while attaining long-term career goals.  

Our residency program provides four years of clinical training in a rich learning milieu where everyone is on a first-name basis and the faculty is passionate about teaching. You will learn radiology working side-by-side with internationally acclaimed clinicians, encounter a breadth of clinical material, and gain confidence in your clinical skills through a carefully structured program of graduated responsibility and autonomy. Since our department's research faculty are among the most productive and creative scientists in the world, you can preview -- even help develop -- the imaging of tomorrow while mastering the techniques of today.