MD Admissions

Stanford Medicine Supports Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illness

The School of Medicine has an institutional commitment to provide equal educational opportunities for qualified students.  Stanford Medicine supports and encourages applicants with a range of abilities and disabilities, including disabilities that are not immediately apparent.  

Meet our Medical Student: Sheun (Shay)

A book describing how electrodes in the brain could restore lost senses for patients inspired Sheun (Shay) Aluko to pursue a career in bioengineering. An accomplished musician with a passion for computer programming, Sheun wants to work toward a future that uses technological advancements to better help people heal. At the Stanford University School of Medicine, Sheun is pursuing both a medical degree and a master's degree in bioinformatics. #WeAreStanfordMed


Not yet able to treat patients, Stanford medical students help caregivers

Unable to meet with patients and prevented from taking part in most clinical rotations, students at the Stanford School of Medicine have found ways to support physicians and nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Empowering Tomorrow's Physician Leaders

With close ties to Stanford University and a world-class medical center, Stanford University School of Medicine sets the training ground for the next generation of biomedical leaders and pioneers.  All of the resources of our campus - extraordinary faculty and peers, state-of-the-art facilities and a diverse campus life – will provide you limitless opportunities to interact with a community of scholars who will support your educational endeavors and make you feel at home.

Learn about our curriculum

A New Era in Medical Education

The School of Medicine is at the forefront of a major transformation in medical education. Known as the “flipped-classroom” model, this new approach moves traditional lecture content to online video, thereby freeing classroom time for interactive learning among peers and faculty.

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Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Knight-Hennessy Scholars cultivates and supports a highly-engaged, multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers a diverse collection of educational experiences, preparing graduates to address complex challenges facing the world.

Each year, Knight-Hennessy Scholars selects up to 100 students who are newly enrolling in a graduate degree program in any of Stanford’s seven schools. Knight-Hennessy Scholars participate in an experiential leadership development program and receive funding for up to three years of graduate study at Stanford. Candidates of any country may apply.

Candidates must submit two applications to be considered; one to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by early October and one to the graduate degree program by its deadline. Visit to learn more. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application to join the 2023 cohort closes on October 12, 2022

Dual-Degree Opportunities

Stanford offers a range of opportunities to pursue multiple advanced degrees, both within the medical school and at schools across the university.

Stanford Med School Unplugged

Check out the SMS Unplugged blog series to learn about current students and their real-life experiences at Stanford.