For Diversity Applicants
The BMI Training Program Admissions Committee takes seriously its responsibility to recruit and retain diverse students who are representative of our world. Admission to our program is quite competitive, but we would like to ensure every applicant that we do not use strict GRE cutoffs, and we view each application from the life perspective of the applicant.
We strongly encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented minorities, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with disabilities. The Biosciences Application asks the applicant if they want to self-identify as coming from a financially disadvantaged household.
We value diversity in our research foci, and our students and faculty have studied sex differences in diagnosis and treatment response, and examined disease risks in underserved populations.
We would like to make diversity applicants aware of the following Stanford programs and resources:
- SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program, an eight-week, residential, summer research program for current undergraduates, with a goal of bringing diversity to graduate study in the biomedical sciences, including Biomedical Informatics.
- Stanford's Biosciences ADVANCE Summer Institute to prepare students for a successful graduate career.
- Stanford's Biosciences Graduate Program Diversity & Engagement website.
- Stanford's Vice Provost for Graduate Education Diversity in Graduate Education website.
- Stanford's Office of Accessible Education and Diversity & Access Office
- Stanford's SCRIBE system to convert documents to Braille and audio formats.