Educational Conferences

Morning Report

Morning Report takes place 4 times per week at LPCH (Monday-Thursday) and 3x per week at Valley (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday). Morning report emphasizes clinical reasoning by working through an interesting clinical case.

Noon Conference

Noon Conference takes place 3 times per week at LPCH (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday) and Valley (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday). Noon conference focuses on both general pediatrics and subspecialty topics as a way of augmenting what is learned during the rotations.

Nighttime Report

Since 2005, we have had a nightly nighttime teaching session.  These sessions are held at 11pm at both LPCH and Valley.  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)!

Intern Boot Camp

This summer-long series is specifically designed for interns. It takes places on Friday mornings (8-9am), and all interns are protected to attend. In this series, we emphasize critical thinking, team-building, and other skills needed for succeeding as physicians.

Grand Rounds

Held every Friday September-June, 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.

Academic Half Days

Three times per year, residents have dedicated teaching in the form of Academic Half Days to learn clinical topics and practice through simulation.


We offer simulation for the following areas:

  1. PALS
  2. NRP
  3. PICU
  4. NICU
  5. Academic Half Days

Schwartz Rounds and Humanism

Residents join hospital-wide Schwartz Rounds forums to discuss important topics to practicing medicine including humanism and compassion with other health care professionals. Residents also have resident-specific forums through a Humanism curriculum to discuss various aspects of being a humanistic provider.

Career Development Series

A series of sessions are held to introduce residents to career possibilities, including how to apply to fellowships and jobs, how to negotiate, how to maximize residency in preparation for next steps, etc.

Scholarly Concentration Research Retreats

Three times per year, each residency class has dedicated research retreats to learn skills related to scholarship (applying for IRB, literature reviews, etc) and work on their scholarly concentration projects.