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Away Rotations

  • A COVID vaccine is highly encouraged for all participants.
  • All away rotations must be approved by the Stanford Program Director.
  • Hospital policies regarding COVID testing on return must be followed
  • The away rotation policy will be reconsidered depending on serial review of pandemic case & hospital COVID volumes.


Away rotations are defined as rotations outside of Stanford Health Care (SHC) and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) that generally fall into two categories with different processes that require the Stanford Graduate Medical Education (GME) Designated Institutional Official (DIO) approval:


Standard Away Rotations

Non-Standard Away Rotations

·         Are rotations to institutions where SHC/LPCH house staff rotate on an on-going basis. Examples of already established sites are:


o   Palo Alto Veterans (VA) Healthcare System

o   Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara (KPSC)

o   Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), etc.


·         The standard Away Rotation institution’s master affiliation agreement covers the malpractice.


·         Are rotations to institutions where no master affiliation agreement exists with the program or SHC/LPCH.


·         Non-Standard Away Rotation host institution must provide malpractice coverage during the elective rotation.

To establish a new Standard Away Rotation, Program Coordinator is to work with their Stanford GME Education Manager to submit a Stanford Program Letter of Agreement (PLA) for approval by the Stanford DIO.


Program Coordinator to complete appropriate Checklist, Application form & PLA to submit in 1 PDF document to Mitra Haddad 60 days in advance of the rotation start date.

All Away Rotations must be submitted to GME by the Stanford Program Coordinator & qualify as:

o   Cases/clinical experience from the rotation must count for board certification

o   Faculty supervision must equal the level of supervision on other rotations


Continuation of salary & benefits during away rotations is subject to the approval of the

Stanford Program Director & Stanford DIO.


The standard Elective Away Rotation institution’s master affiliation agreement covers the malpractice.

Malpractice coverage for non-standard away rotations must be provided by the host institution & not Stanford.