The Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is the only family medicine residency sponsored by Stanford University Medical Center.  This relationship allows our residency program to share its resources – faculty and residents – with an institution poised to undergo a primary care transformation.  Similarly, we benefit from a close tie to one of the nation's leading teaching and research institutions. 

Medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine rotate at our program in the Family Medicine 301A (a required rotation) and the 344E (an elective rotation) Clerkships.  These visiting medical students work rotate through the Stanford Health Care Family Medicine Associates Clinic (the Stanford faculty practice), the O’Connor Family Health Center (the faculty-resident joint practice), and O’Connor Hospital (on the Inpatient Medicine service, alongside our faculty and residents).  For many Stanford medical students, this is their one and only exposure to Primary Care and Family Medicine during their entire medical school education.  To date, our program has successfully guided numerous medical students into Family Medicine as a specialty.  Some of our current residents and many of our former graduates were recruited from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Residents are entitled to all of the benefits of other residents and fellows at Stanford University.  For more information, visit the Stanford GME webpage for Residents & Fellows. 

Each of the core faculty physicians of our residency program holds an academic position in the Clinical Faculty or Affiliate Clinical Faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine, ranging from Affiliate Clinical Instructor in Medicine (our “junior faculty”) to Clinical Professor of Medicine (our “seasoned faculty”).  As such, faculty physicians lecture to the Stanford University School of Medicine students and the Primary Care Associates Program (Physician Assistant Program) students on a variety of medical topics.