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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.

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.

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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.

Undergraduate & Youth Opportunities

The School of Medicine sponsors a number of programs to introduce undergraduate and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds to careers in medicine and basic science research. 

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars ( program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars become part of a supportive family of fellow scholars. Through the King Global Leadership Program, scholars will broaden knowledge, develop skills, and strengthen character; this platform provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities. Knight-Hennessy Scholars also receive funding for graduate study at Stanford University.

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The application deadline is October 2021 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time. Specific Date TBD.

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.