Eligibility to the ARTS Program

The program is designed for those candidates at the Stanford University Medical Center who are currently in a residency or clinical fellowship program. Individuals who have an MD degree and have completed one or more years of postgraduate clinical training are eligible to apply. Candidates may apply at any time during residency or clinical fellowship.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. For applicants applying to residency or clinical fellowship programs and the ARTS program concurrently, the application deadlines for the residency or fellowship programs take priority. Acceptance to the ARTS program does not guarantee admission to a Stanford Graduate Program. Applications must be submitted separately to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Applicants to the ARTS program will be evaluated based on five criteria:

  1. Academic Achievement
  2. Clinical Performance
  3. Research Experience
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Letters of Recommendation