Pediatric Infectious Diseases Elective

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division offers training opportunities for all levels of medical trainees.  Electives for both residents and medical students focus on the diagnosis and management of children with complicated infections. The goal of our electives is to provide trainees not only with a glimpse into the variety of roles of an infectious diseases physician, but also to expand the knowledge and skills that will enhance their practice regardless of what career path they choose.  To personalize a trainee's experience, we create a unique schedule for each trainee that includes not only time on the inpatient and outpatient services, but also time with the hospital's Infection, Prevention & Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship teams.  At Outpatient Clinic, residents and students assist in outpatient referrals and the management of children with various types of infectious diseases and chronic infections.  

There is a strong emphasis on teaching throughout our service, and trainees are given careful guidance and feedback from the attending faculty.  In addition, faculty members actively participate in teaching conferences, inpatient and outpatient rounds, journal club meetings, and other didactics.

Resident Elective

For more information on our resident elective, LPCH residents should contact the Chief Residents regarding scheduling an elective.  Residents from other institutions should contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator, Kim Vo, for information regarding availability and the application process.

Learn more about the Promoting Resident Experiences in the Subspecialties at Stanford (PRESS) Program here.

Clerkship Elective

Medical students wishing to schedule an elective with our Division should visit the Stanford University School of Medicine's Clerkship Website. For a detailed description of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clerkship (Peds 312A), please click here. Medical students from other institutions should contact the School of Medicine Registrar's Office to find out more about scheduling a visiting clerkship.

Learn more about the Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE) Program here.

David Vu, MD

Clerkship and Residency Rotation Director


Fellowship Program Coordinator