The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has been training physicians for more than fifty years. During this time it has established a reputation for its superior clinical training programs which prepare physicians for careers in Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiology, and Pharmacy.
As the public hospital for one of the most diverse counties in the United States, SCVMC serves a patient population of incredible variety in culture, language, economic background, and medical problems. Besides giving our residents an opportunity to learn about and care for both common and rare medical problems, the patients teach the residents much about the diversity of human experience. SCVMC residents constantly experience the deep satisfaction involved in caring for patients who are truly needy and extremely grateful for medical care. The residency teaching program is primarily case-based and this patient population provides an unlimited opportunity to learn more.
Strong institutional support for the training program, modern facilities, and an experienced and committed faculty of clinician/ educators in subspecialty medicine and general internal medicine combine to provide a unique environment for residency training.
SCVMC also operates large and diverse ambulatory care services that are integrated into the larger Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System. The large, state-of-the-art, high tech, new main hospital opened for patient care in February 1999. This significantly augmented the quality of the hospital facility and the residency training programs.
In addition, Stanford residency programs have major rotations at SCVMC in Medicine, Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, PM&R, Plastic Surgery, and Urology.