The O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program is the only family medicine residency affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine (www.med.stanford.edu). This academic affiliation allows our residency program to share its resources – faculty and residents – with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Additionally, Stanford University School of Medicine shares its resources – medical students and as described below – with our program.
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 in the Family Medicine Associates of San Jose (the 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 visiting clinical scholars at Stanford University. These include privileges at the Lane Medical Library of the Stanford University School of Medicine, including on-line access to educational resources (such as MDConsult, SKOLAR, and UpToDate) and voluminous educational journal downloads (e-journals, in PDF and PDA file formats); access to the Stanford University Bookstore, including the Computer Center (computers, software, and computer accessories); and entitlement to a Stanford University email account, among other benefits.
Each of the core faculty physicians of our residency program holds an academic position in the Adjunct Clinical Faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine, ranging from Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Medicine (our “junior faculty”) to Adjunct 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.