2020-21 MD Program Handbook and Policy Manual

The online Stanford University School of Medicine MD Program Handbook and Policy Manual is a guide to current policies, standards, procedures and resources that govern students in the MD program at Stanford. In addition, students participating in Stanford University’s MD program are subject to policies and standards established by both Stanford University and the School of Medicine.

Every effort is made to ensure the information contained in this online handbook is accurate and current. Stanford University and the School of Medicine reserve the right to make changes and revisions in the applicable regulations, procedures, policies, requirements, and other information contained on the website at any time without notice.

The online version itself, however (as opposed to a hardcopy or PDF summary), governs.

For questions regarding the MD Program Handbook and Policy Manual, please contact Jared Shields, Office of Medical Education.

University Policies

A great many of the policies established for all Stanford University students are published by the Stanford University Office of the Registrar in the Stanford Bulletin. Visit the Stanford Bulletin to review the current version of the Bulletin to see versions from previous years, or for information about distribution of printed copies.


updated August 2020