Pediatric Education

Training Future Leaders in Pediatrics

Ranked among the top in the nation, the Department of Pediatrics attracts medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral fellows from around the world. The department's programs offer a range of training opportunities in general pediatrics, critical care and pediatric subspecialties-all within a variety of ambulatory, inpatient and community settings. Moreover, while teaching the skills required by tomorrow's physician leaders, our programs challenge trainees to explore and develop their interests through basic science, clinical and community-based research.

Our residency training program is proud of its tradition of attracting top candidates who are dedicated to pursuing a career in pediatric medicine. The mission of our training program is to educate physicians who will be prepared at the end of their training to become leaders in the field of Pediatrics as healers, teachers, researchers and advocates.

The philosophy of the pediatric training program at Stanford is to teach pediatric medicine by providing a broad-based exposure to the field through an optimal balance between general pediatrics, critical care and the pediatric subspecialties. We are committed to integrating service and education by offering:

Formal training opportunities are also available for Medical Students, Clinical Fellows, and Postdoctoral Research Trainees. Department faculty also participate in numerous interdisciplinary training programs located throughout the Stanford School of Medicine.

The Department of Pediatrics also presents grand rounds and weekly seminars, as well as providing additional training and educational resources and programs. In collaboration with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital the Department participates in the Center for Advanced Pediatric Education (CAPE). Opened in 2002, CAPE employs simulation-based methodologies and state-of-the-art technologies to create cutting edge programs to enhance human performance in the pediatric and obstetric sciences.

Pediatric Education Conferences

Upcoming local, regional, and national Pediatric Education Conferences for presenting medical education work.

Pediatric Education Aims

  • Cultivate individuals and teams with the clinical and leadership skills necessary to deliver care and meet the needs of children’s health in the 21st century.
  • Develop individuals’ research skills that empower them to be leaders and innovators in scholarship that advances children’s health.
  • Foster a positive learning culture that values diversity, inclusivity, and equity and encourages reflection, respectful discourse, and an authentic appreciation of differences.
  • Promote a learning community that supports wellbeing through institutional and individual practices.

Medical Student Education

Preclinical instruction includes early clinical experiences to those students who seek an opportunity to correlate preclinical coursework with clinical problems. 


Pediatric Residency Program at Stanford is to teach pediatric medicine by providing a broad-based exposure to the field through an optimal balance between general pediatrics, critical care and the pediatric subspecialties.

Fellowship Programs

Pediatric Fellowship Program at Stanford provides outstanding training to prepare our fellows. We offer a range of fellowship training opportunities through individual speciality divisions.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral research training opportunities are available in many faculty laboratories. Research trainees benefit from access to excellent research facilities, and from new and innovative research being generated by researchers throughout the School of Medicine.

Faculty Development

Professional development for faculty is an important aspect in the advancement of the education and clinical practice of physicians at Stanford Pediatrics. The department presents weekly grand rounds seminars, as well as additional training and educational resources and programs.

Education Leadership