Application Process

How to Apply

To participate in the Stanford COMET Fellowship, a student must:

Step 1: Complete the online application

                COMET Sample Application

Step 2: Be invited for an interview

Step 3: Be formally admitted

*COMET does not use a rolling admissions process. We will review all application as a whole in early February.


Step 1 - The Application

A completed application consists of:

  • A completed online application form (including essays) submitted by the deadline
  • The contact information of two professional references
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate colleges and universities attended


Step 2 - The Interview

Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants will be informed if they are invited for an interview or not in February. Interviews will occur through March. For applicants residing outside the Bay Area, this interview may be arranged via video conference. Those not invited to interview should understand that the application process is exceptionally competitive, and students are encouraged to reapply for the program next year.


Step 3 - Admission

Applicants will be notified if they are accepted to the program or not by late March. Onboarding procedures and online scribe training classes will begin in April and May. Fellows will need to be on-site for in-clinic training in June. 


Important Dates

2018 -2019

Nov November 01 Wed 2017

Application opens

Feb February 09 Fri 2018

Application closes

(11:59pm PST)

Feb February 13 - 14 Tue-Wed 2018

Interview invitations emailed out


Feb February 19 Mon 2018

Last day to accept interview offer

Feb February 27 -Mar 13 Tue-Tue 2018

Interviewing process

Interview dates:

February 27, 2018

March 6, 2018

March 13, 2018 

Apr April 02 Mon 2018

Last day to reply to acceptance

Apr April 30 Mon 2018

Tuition due

Apr April -May 2018

Onboarding process

Jun June 01 Fri 2018

Orientation Day 

Updated: Nov. 2017