Underrepresented in Medicine Funded Visiting Pediatrics Clerkship

Program Description

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values for our residency programdepartment, and school of medicine. Through longitudinal mentorship and innovative curricula, our residency program trains physician leaders as compassionate clinicians, educators, advocates, and scholars to advance the health of all children and their families. 

In partnership with the Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE), the funded visiting pediatrics clerkship program is designed to give students a chance to experience first-hand our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and advancing health equity, through clinical experiences, forming relationships with our residents and faculty, and learning more about our unique programs.  

As Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCH) is a tertiary care center and safety net provider for the community, students will be exposed to a diversity of patient populations and disease processes. We offer a variety of 4-week rotation experiences, ranging from inpatient sub-internships on general pediatrics, renal/rheumatology, pulmonary, GI, Hematology/Oncology to Endocrinology Clinic, Cardiology Consults/Clinics, or Infectious Disease Consults/Clinics. Students will also participate in our educational programming, including morning report, noon conference, and grand rounds.  

  • Funding includes up to $2,000 for reimbursement of travel expenses. 
  • Housing accommodations will be provided at no additional cost. 
  • Each student will be paired with a faculty member who will serve as a mentor and advisor. 
  • Each student will be paired with a resident “Big Sibling”   
  • Each student will have a personal meeting with the Pediatric Residency Program Director.  
  • Each student will have a personal meeting with the Pediatric SCORE Director.  
  • Students are invited to participate in events hosted by the Pediatric Advocacy CouncilOffice of Diversity in Medical EducationGME Diversity Committee, and more to learn about the broader community. 
  • Each student is invited to interview for our residency program. 

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be from groups underrepresented in medicine (UIM). This includes individuals who are underrepresented in medicine, socially, economically, or educationally disadvantaged, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would diversify their clinical fields. 
  • Completed core clerkship in Pediatrics 
  • Applying for residency position in Pediatrics 
  • Complete the application at the SCORE website

How to Apply

Visit the Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE) for application deadlines, requirements, and more. Applicants not chosen to participate in the SCORE program are still encouraged to submit a standard clerkship application for consideration.


Peds SCORE Director, Dr. Yemane (center) with Peds SCORE students at Office of Diversity in Medical Education Networking Event hosted for SCORE, Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA), and GME Diversity Committee (2021).

Welcome Dinner for Peds SCORE Students with Resident Big Sibs and Faculty Mentors (2019)


Name: Daphne Garcia Galan, MD
Medical School: Texas A&M
 Pediatric Resident
SCORE Program, 2021

I wholeheartedly believe SCORE changed my life. In a short month I saw faculty invested in teaching, happy and welcoming residents, as well as kind and helpful staff in a jaw-dropping children’s hospital. California’s weather is truly just the cherry on top.

Name: Lisa Umeh, MD
Medical School: Howard University
 Pediatric Resident
SCORE Program, 2021

I had the opportunity to complete SCORE in person, and I am truly grateful that I did. SCORE allowed me to see the vast opportunities and support that the Stanford Pediatric program has to offer and provided me mentors at various levels that allowed me to see myself training here. I am glad I took the chance to apply and accept the offer as this was one of the best decisions in exploring residency programs. The fear I had in attending a prestigious program was met with motivating and kind physicians whom I am honored to train with.

Name: Anna Le, MD
Medical School: Drew/UCLA
 Pediatric Resident
SCORE Program, 2021

Through my SCORE rotation, I was constantly learning by example as I watched residents and faculty take time to appreciate the complex medical and social needs of their diverse patients. I couldn't have realized the depth of their commitment without this experience. The dedication to providing compassionate care for their patients and a supportive learning environment for their residents were big factors in choosing Stanford Pediatrics for my training!

Name: Juan Pablo Forero, MD
Medical School: Einstein
Peds-Anesthesia Resident
SCORE Program, 2021

The month I spent at Stanford through the SCORE program was instrumental in ultimately choosing Stanford as a home for the next five years. I was able to connect with diverse and inspiring faculty and students every week, which highlighted Stanford’s commitment to diversity and inspired my career path. I felt welcomed in the operating room and all the resident lounges giving me an important sense of belonging and camaraderie. Looking back, I am so grateful for SCORE, as I could not imagine a better place to continue my training and call home for the next few years.

Name: Sofia Dhanani, MD
Medical School: University of Southern California
Child Neurology Resident
SCORE Program, 2021

My incredible experience in the SCORE program allowed me to experience, firsthand, Stanford’s deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and serving under-resourced communities. I was introduced to extraordinary peers and encouraging faculty who went above and beyond to help me feel supported. I am thrilled to continue my journey as a physician advocate at Stanford, learning and working alongside true champions of advocacy.