Medical Student Electives

Research and Internship Opportunities

Medical students may participate in internships and/or research with faculty in the division. Faculty members assist students in structuring their experience and developing goals. Interested students should contact any divisional faculty member who they would like to serve as a supervisor.  

Medical Scholars Research 370

Designed as an independent study, the Stanford Medical Scholars Research Program is open to all medical students. Those interested may register for the program (PEDS 370) with their faculty advisor. Once enrolled, students get a stipend to do research either on- or off-campus and typically spend 6-12 months working on a research project. A faculty mentor assists the students in formulating individualized goals and oversee progress. Projects can relate to any aspect of neonatal medicine that faculty are active investigating. Research projects culminate in a poster presentation at a Medical Scholars event. We also encourage our students to submit abstracts to national meetings or for publication, (sometimes both). Please contact individual faculty for more information.

Clerkship Rotations

For medical students in their third or fourth year, there are two opportunities for participation in the care of patients in the NICU at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

PEDS 313A. Neonatal Intensive Care Subinternship

ANES 306P. Critical Care Core Clerkship

In ANES 306P, students may care for patients in the NICU or PICU, and when available, the CVICU.

Visiting students interested in enrolling in PEDS 313A should contact Lisa Bain at (Please note that ANES 306P is not open to visiting students.)