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Valley Children's Pediatric Residency Program



Valley Children's Pediatric Residency Program, Affiliated with Stanford University School of MedicineThank you for your interest in the Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program, Affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine. Our innovative, interprofessional program provides a comprehensive education that includes both general and advanced clinical pediatric training.

Throughout training, you will gain important clinical experience in a hands-on environment. Residents rotate through our main teaching hospital – the 330-bed, state-of-the-art Valley Children’s Hospital – and the internationally renowned Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Both facilities have a large multicultural patient population.

At Valley Children’s Hospital, you will learn and practice in one of the nation's largest children’s hospitals. It boasts the Central Valley's only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and offers specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex. Valley Children’s Hospital is also designated as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, the only Pediatric Trauma Center in Central California.

As you consider residency programs, we encourage you to evaluate Valley Children's based on your goals, individual needs and values.

Valley Children's Pediatric Residency Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program is to train physician leaders and scholars who will provide compassionate and collaborative interprofessional care as general or subspecialist pediatricians, whether practicing in academic, public health, or community practice settings.

We are dedicated to:

  • Interprofessional education
  • Innovation
  • Clinical and service excellence
  • Advocacy for children of the Central Valley and beyond

Landon's Story

Landon's Story

Jennifer and Jason Rice felt shock and fear when they learned their son Landon would be born with a cleft lip – a defect many people think only occurs in developing nations. That fear quickly dissipated, however, when the couple met Dr. Mimi Chao, a pediatric plastic surgeon at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. “She knew exactly what she was talking about,” Jennifer recalled. “She put us at ease.”

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