Dear Pediatrics Community!

We are delighted to announce the launch of a quarterly Office of Pediatric Education newsletter, which will allow us to highlight key activities and initiatives across the continuum of education in the Department of Pediatrics! We are continually impressed by the breadth and depth of educational activities that occur in this Department, and are excited to share many of those exciting projects with you.
Summer is a busy time in the Department, with our cohorts of medical students, residents, and fellows graduating in June, and incoming groups of students, interns, and fellows starting in late June and early July. We also have ice cream socials and events to celebrate postdocs and summer students, and time to reflect and plan for the upcoming cycle of Pediatric Grand Rounds and the 5th Annual Pediatric Education Day.
Please enjoy this first edition of the Office of Pediatric Education Newsletter. We look forward to sharing more stories with you soon!
Becky and Allison
Becky Blankenburg, Associate Chair of Education
Allison Guerin, Director of Education Administration

We are delighted to introduce you to the leadership team in the Office of Pediatric Education. Meet our team!


Oct 13 - 2nd Annual
Pediatric Education Retreat

Oct 27 - 5th Annual
Pediatric Education Day
‘Tis the Season for Sub-internships, Visiting Rotations, and Residency Applications

We are excited to welcome visiting medical students this year from a wide range of US and international medical schools. Our department also continues to lead the way in terms of enrollment in the SCORE Program, (Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience), which provides funding and mentorship for visiting students from underrepresented minority backgrounds. Thank you to all of the faculty and staff who contribute their time to welcoming medical students into our pediatrics community!

Additionally, nine Stanford medical students plan to apply for residency in categorical pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, and child neurology this year. For any faculty who will be writing letters of recommendations for medical students, please keep in mind the following deadlines. On September 6, students will begin submitting their online applications, residency programs will start receiving applications on September 15, and MSPEs (Medical Student Performance Evaluations or Dean’s Letters) will be released to programs on October 1. If you are writing letters of recommendation for students, we recommend submitting the letters by September 15.

Welcome New Residents to the Stanford Pediatrics Family
This year, the Stanford Pediatric Residency Program received a record number of applications. Of the 1,007 applicants, 258 (26%) were interviewed and 33 new residents were welcomed into the program in June. Of the incoming cohort, 85% of interns are female, 22% are underrepresented minorities, 30% are married, and 36% come from California-based medical schools.

Across all of our residents, we are thrilled to celebrate our 92 residents across five different training tracks:
  • Categorical Pediatrics - 22 residents admitted each year
  • Physician Scientist track - 4 residents admitted each year
  • Child Neurology track - 3 residents admitted each year
  • Combined Pediatrics and Anesthesia track - 2 residents admitted each year
  • Combined Pediatrics and Medical Genetics track - 2 residents admitted each year
Stop by the LPCH Housestaff Office to pick up a 2017-18 Resident Poster if you haven't done so already! The Housestaff Office is located on the Ground Floor of LPCH, Room G71, and their office hours are 8am-5pm.
New Initiatives in Pediatric Fellowship Programs
We are pleased to announce that a new Fellowship Leadership Team (FLT) was formed in February 2017 to provide common core support to our 105 fellows-in-training across 20 subspecialty programs in the Department of Pediatrics. Since launching, the FLT has created several innovative programs that promote a fellow learning community, including redesigning the Fellows College and Fellows Research Club, and launching a Fellowship Well-being Program and Fellows Council. Read more about these new programs and initiatives...
Celebrating Postdoc and Student Research

Students and postdocs had opportunities to meet researchers, postdocs, and faculty from other labs and make new connections we hope will spur them to return to our department in the future as graduate students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty.
On August 2, the Office of Pediatric Education sponsored the first celebration of student and postdoc research education with an Ice Cream Social on the MSOB lawn. Over 120 faculty, staff, interns, students, and postdocs, representing 20 research labs gathered to enjoy ice cream and community.
Thank you to everyone who hosted interns, visiting students, and postdocs this summer. You are integral contributors to our education mission!
Recap of 2016-17 Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture Series
Each year, the Office of Pediatric Education hosts a weekly CME-accredited lecture series, entitled Pediatric Grand Rounds. Divisions are invited to nominate Stanford faculty and colleagues from other institutions to visit Stanford and present their work and cutting-edge research developments. This past year, we hosted 39 sessions with 17 Stanford faculty speakers and 22 faculty speakers from other institutions. Across all 39 sessions, the Pediatric Grand Rounds lecture series had 1,900 attendees, and the weekly sessions were live-streamed to partner sites at ValleyCare Pleasanton, Pediatric Group of Monterey, and Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services in Sunnyvale.

Pediatric Grand Rounds sessions are held every Friday morning from 8-9am in the LPCH Auditorium. All sessions are open to the pediatric community, and CME credit is available. The 2017-18 year will begin on Friday, September 8 with a session on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children: From Rare to Routine by Frank R. Sinatra, MD, from the University of Southern California. We hope to see you there!
How to Get Involved in Medical Education

Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS)

All faculty, staff, and trainees are invited to attend any session in the Clinical Teaching Seminar Series. Sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month from 5:15-6:30pm in LKSC. Sessions include content related to: Teaching, Feedback, Curriculum Development, Educational Scholarship, and others. Learn more about the Clinical Teaching Seminar Series...

Stanford Teaching and Mentoring Academy

All faculty, staff, and trainees are invited to become members of the Stanford Teaching and Mentoring Academy. Learn more about becoming a member...

September 8, 2017
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Kretchmer Lecture: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children: From Rare to Routine

Frank R. Sinatra, MD
October 13, 2017
2nd Annual Pediatric Education Retreat
October 21, 2017
Faculty-Housestaff Softball Game
Baylands Field
October 27, 2017
5th Annual Pediatrics Education Day
April 12-13, 2018
Childx, Designing Solutions for
Maternal and Infant Health
April 26, 2018
9th Annual Pediatric Research Retreat
May 11, 2018
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Fellows PAS Presentations
May 18, 2018
1st Annual Pediatric Diversity Day
June 2, 2018
Stanford Innovations in Medical Education Conference & Clinical Teaching Seminar Series Presentations
June 8, 2018
Pediatric Awards Day
June 15, 2018
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Chief Residents Presentation
Stanford Office of Pediatric Education
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