Pediatric Housestaff


Living in the Stanford area can be a great experience. Palo Alto is connected to San
Francisco and Silicon Valley by two major freeways (Hwys. 280 & Hwy. 101). There is
easy access into San Francisco and Berkeley for cultural events. City life may be
combined with the pleasures of rural Woodside and Half Moon Bay. Rentals in the Palo
Alto area are expensive but living in the Bay Area more than makes up for it.
Some of the older motels offer weekly rates, and make a good base while searching for
permanent housing. There is a Residence Inn (650/940-1300) and Homestead Village
(weekly studios) (650/962-1500) located in Mountain View. A list of motels/hotels in the
area is also included for your reference. Reservations are advised especially around
graduation in June. A car is essential to your search.

Do not limit yourself to the immediate campus area. Many departments require house
staff to rotate between Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Kaiser, Santa Clara and
Stanford. It may be more convenient to live in a centrally located house or apartment.
Rents tend to be less expensive in Mountain View and Redwood City than Palo Alto and
Menlo Park.

University Housing Office The University Housing Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed weekends. It is located at 565
Cowell Lane, on campus. A cardex file of rental listings is maintained, and University
identification is required, such as a copy of your House Staff contract. This office does
answer inquiries. Your department can get you access to a computerized list of their
rentals. This is for interns and residents only.

The best apartments are handed down from resident to resident. If you like a particular
area, drive up and down the streets looking for vacancy signs, since many apartment
complexes do not advertise. On-line resources such as Craig’s List can be very helpful.
Please note that we do not mail lists of rentals.

Short-Term Housing/Corporate Housing For housing options call or e-mail
Oakwood Worldwide: Diane Arballo or Nikki Roethler, 1-800-940-7909, or e-mail to or

Stanford Campus: Interns and residents are not eligible to live on the Stanford
campus in dorms, Escondido Village, or purchase condominiums and houses for sale on
campus land. You are able to rent apartments at University owned apartment complexes
(Welch Road Apartments) at the corner of Pasteur Drive and Welch Road and (Stanford
West) located on Sand Hill road.

Applications for the Welch Road apartments are included in your registration packets
and should be returned promptly to House Staff Administration. Incoming interns and
residents are given top priority for any available units. Assignment is based on a lottery
held on May 1-2 of each year. Residents are allowed to live at Welch Road during
their initial Stanford residency only.

Stanford West Apartments were completed in the Spring of 2002. One, Two, and
three bedroom apartments are within walking distance from the Medical Center. The
complex has an on-site day care center. Some information is below. Further information
can be obtained at

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