The Stanford School of Medicine uses three institutions as clinical sites for its residency program.
- ▪ The Stanford University Hospital & Clinics includes the Stanford Hospital, the The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and the The Byers Eye Institute at Stanford.
- ▪ The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Palo Alto serves as the referral center for a large portion of California. The Palo Alto VA Medical Center is a state-of-the-art hospital with new clinic facilities.
- ▪ The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is the county hospital for San Jose, a metropolitan area of over 1,000,000 people. The Valley Medical Center also has a new hospital and surgical facility and is continuing to expand. Its busy clinics serve a large indigent population and a diverse mix of immigrant groups.
- All three serve the surrounding community in addition to being highly specialized tertiary care centers.