Respiratory Care Residency Program

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, the heart of Stanford Medicine Children's Health, offers exceptional opportunities for current students and recent graduates to complete their residency. Our Respiratory Care Residency program, is a six-month program, which encompasses 11 modules of didactic learning, to develop one’s ability to think critically, preform evidence-based learning, and become oriented on built-in respiratory care equipment. With an evaluation performed to track competency, at the conclusion of the six-month program.

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 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.


  • Must be a graduate of a Respiratory Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). With a degree conferral date between August 2022 and August 2023, for our Fall 2023 cohort
  • Must hold Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Must hold current Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) board licensure - issued by the state of California
  • Must hold current Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certifications - issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification – issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Program Applicant Documentation:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover letter which indicates your reason for applying to LPCHS RCP Residency program
  • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation ("wet" or electronic signature), from Clinical Faculty and/or Preceptors on scholastic/hospital letterhead 
  • Program transcripts  (Unofficial copies are accepted)
  • Willingness to commit to  a six (6) month Residency Program


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