No, Stanford COMET is not a residential program. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements and are required to provide information of their local address at the time of acceptance. Students can inquire at the Stanford housing office for possible housing options. For additional information on possible housing options, please visit the student housing website at https://rde.stanford.edu/studenthousing/.
The program fee must be paid in full within 30 days of acceptance into the fellowship. The fee includes:
All program tuition, including training to become a certified medical scribe
All required equipment, including books, laptops on wheels, and white coat
Program support, which includes but is not limited to tutoring, mentoring, coaching, and interview preparation to help participants develop a successful application for medical school, physician assistance school, nursing school, or other graduate school in the healthcare field
After acceptance to the fellowship, complete medical scribe online training and COMET Fellowship online training to learn the basics of medical transcription and medical termininology (approximately 50 hours)
Be available beginning June 1, 2018 for program onboarding and in-clinic training on the Stanford campus
Complete 25+ hours of in-clinic training with COMET trainers and physician mentor(s), where you will be become an expert in medical scribing
A fellow is required to work five, 4-hour shifts, adding up to 20 hours a week. The shifts are on the weekdays and can start as early as 7:00 AM and end as late as 5:00 PM. We also have two mandatory Thursday noon time meetings per month.
Fellows are required to dress in professional attire as they will be in contact with faculty, medical staff, and patients. This included button-down shirts, professional tops, pants, slacks, khakis, skirts, or dresses. Fellows will be provided with white coats that are expected to be worn when scribing in clinic.
No, housing and transportation will not provided through the COMET fellowship. Fellows can drive to their respective clinics or can take advantage of the free campus shuttles available to and from the Caltrain station.
Parking is not covered under tuition. If a fellow chooses to purchase a parking pass, they will need a permit sponsorship form filled out by their respective clinic manager. For more information regarding parking, please visit the Parking & Transportation Services website at https://transporation.stanford.edu/.