Admission Requirements

Application Criteria

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university that will be conferred by the start of the program
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Minimum science and non-science GPA of 3.0
  • Fellows must be able to attend a minimum of five 4-hour clinic shifts, or a total of 20 hours, per week

 

Selection Criteria

We seek highly qualified candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Educational merit, as indicated in part by academic credentials and university/life experience
  • Extracurricular activities, including employment history, basic science or community-based research, and participation in health-related and other volunteer outreach activities
  • Dedication to a life of service and demonstration of the ideals of the profession of medicine, especially in primary care

 

Program Fees

The fee for the Stanford COMET Fellowship is $6,000 for 2018-2019. It 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, laptop 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 assistant school, nursing school, or other graduate school in the healthcare field

 

Housing, transportation, and health insurance are not included.

 

Financial Aid

  • Scholarship support is available to a small number of highly qualified students who have demonstrated a commitment to working with medically underserved populations in the future
  • Selection for these scholarships will be made by the Selection Committee at the time of admission to the fellowship

 

Updated: Nov. 2017