Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner –
Residency Program


Fall 2024 Cohort, Application Terms:

  • Application open date:           May 20, 2024
  • Application close date:           June 21, 2024
  • Program start date:                August 26, 2024

Program Overview:
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, the heart of Stanford Medicine Children's Health, offers exceptional learning opportunities for current students and recent graduates to complete their orientation and training.

Our Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) Residency is a 12-week program, which encompasses didactic learning, to develop your ability to think critically, preform evidence-based learning, and become oriented on built-in respiratory care equipment. With a comprehensive evaluation conducted at program completion to track competencies, to seamlessly facilitate your advancement into the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) - Level 1 role.

Our program greatly enhances your education through exposure to many of today’s top medical advancements and the individuals responsible for them. If you’re passionate about caring for babies, children, and caregivers and want to begin your career learning from a world-class leader in pediatrics and neonatology, then start with Stanford Medicine Children's Health.

Our Respiratory Care team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a part of the Pulmonary & Cystic Fibrosis Center, which provides a wide range of services for children with pulmonary and respiratory disorders, in the inpatient setting; trained to administer therapies to patients in the Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU, Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU, and our Acute Care areas. Our mission is to provide high quality, evidence-based therapies to all our patients, as we promote education for medical staff, nurses, our patients, and families, related to the pulmonary system and the therapies that we provide.

Program Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of a CoARC approved Respiratory Care Program, with degree conferral within one (1) year of program start date.
  • Must hold current unencumbered Respiratory Therapy License, issued by the Respiratory Care Board (RCB) of California (CA).
  • Must hold current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification, issued by The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • Must hold current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification - issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification - issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification - issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Program Applicant Documentation:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover letter which indicates your reason for applying to LPCHS – Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) Residency Program
  • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation ("wet" or electronic signature), from Management, RCP Program Faculty, RCP Clinical Instructors, and/or Preceptors on professional letterhead (Max of 3 letters) 
  • RCP program transcripts and transfer transcripts, if applicable (Unofficial copies are accepted)

Please direct questions to: [email protected]  

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