Stanford Medical Scribe Fellowship

Be a COMET Fellow at Stanford!


Why become a medical scribe?

Medical scribing is a unique opportunity for prospective healthcare students to observe and participate directly in patient care. Stanford’s Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription (COMET) Fellowship is a one-year post-baccalaureate program designed for highly motivated students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Fellows are trained in medical terminology and clinical documentation. They work side-by-side with faculty physicians as certified medical scribes, seeing patients together at Stanford Healthcare Clinics.

We are looking for candidates who are academically strong, with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, who are looking for an intensive direct patient care experience before applying to medical school, physician assistant school, nursing school, or other graduate school in the healthcare field. Scribing is an unparalleled way to build clinical experience and be immersed in medicine. The COMET program provides fellows with invaluable career mentorship from faculty physicians, as well as the opportunity to engage in research or other scholarly pursuits. Prospective fellows can apply to be a medical scribe in 7 different specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics, palliative care, endocrinology, cardiology, and dermatology.  

Interested in becoming a COMET Fellow?

The application for the 2018 - 2019 cycle is CLOSED!

To learn more about the application process, please click below.

COMET Scribe Program Benefits:

  • An unparalleled, immersive clinical experience with outstanding faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine


  • Become a certified medical scribe and an expert in medical terminology and clinical documentation


  • Optional research experience


  • Detailed letters of recommendation from physician mentors


  • Increase chances of admission into medical school, physician assistant school, nursing school, or other graduate school in the healthcare field

Updated: Feb. 2018