Stanford University

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300 Pasteur Drive, Suite M121
Stanford, CA 94305


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Research rank Category Name
#2 Best Research
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#38 Best Primary Care


#10 in Pediatrics

Medical School Overview

The School of Medicine at Stanford University has an application deadline of October 15. The application fee at Stanford University is $85. Its tuition is Full-time: $48,999. The faculty-student ratio at Stanford University is 1.9:1. The School of Medicine has 897 full- and part-time faculty on staff. For the class of 2013, 60.4 percent of graduates from the School of Medicine at Stanford University who applied to residency programs were admitted to their first choice.

The Stanford University School of Medicine is located in Silicon Valley, Calif., between San Francisco and San Jose. Instead of the traditional medical school interview process, candidates at the Stanford University School of Medicine complete 10 eight-minute interviews, with quick breaks in between. For those accepted to the M.D. program at the School of Medicine, the curriculum is also unique. Stanford’s Scholarly Concentrations program helps students get a more in-depth education in elected areas including bioengineering and clinical research, in addition to an education in the core sciences.

Students can get clinical experience in the nearby Stanford Medical Center, which includes Stanford Hospital and Clinics, in addition to the school’s various partner facilities. With more than 140 school centers and programs, student research is also encouraged. There are about 40 student organizations to join, from PALS, the Pediatric Chronic Disease Mentorship Program, to SWEAT, the Stanford Wilderness Experience Active Orientation Group.

Medical students can complete concurrent degrees, such as an M.D./Ph.D. in areas including bioengineering and biomedical informatics; an M.D./M.B.A. through the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and an M.D./M.P.H. (master of public health) in conjunction with the UC—Berkeley School of Public Health. The Stanford School of Medicine also offers master’s degree programs including biomedical informatics, epidemiology, and human genetics and genetic counseling.

Graduate students can live on campus—either in dorm rooms, apartments, or in cooperative housing—and slightly more than half of all graduate students at Stanford University do so. Notable alumni of the Stanford School of Medicine include James Mongan, CEO of Partners HealthCare; Irving Weissman, founder of stem cell companies SyStemix, Inc., StemCells, Inc., and Cellerant, Inc.; and Scott Parazynski, a former NASA astronaut.


Applications accepted July 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Application fee $85
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 874
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 468
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $48,999

Required fees $781


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 60.4%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology otolaryngology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice plastic surgery
internal medicine radiology - diagnostic
neurology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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