Application Process

How to Apply

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

Step 1: Create a free online SlideRoom account and complete the online application (2021-22 APPLICATION CYCLE WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2020)

            *Preview of the application questions can be found by clicking the link above

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 February.


Step 1 - SlideRoom Account & The Application

To access the online application, please create a free online SlideRoom account and select the COMET Fellowship to get started.

The application fee for the 2020-21 fellowship year will be $95 (Non-refundable). Online payment can be made once a student submits his/her completed 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
  • Typing test result


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 (Tentative)

Sep September 24 Thu 2020

Zoom Info Session

4:00p - 5:00p PST

Oct October 29 Thu 2020

Zoom Info Session

9:00a- 10:00a PST

Nov November 13 Fri 2020

Application opens

Nov November 19 Thu 2020

Zoom Info Session

4:00p- 5:00p PST

Dec December 17 Thu 2020

Zoom Info Session

9:00a- 10:00a PST

Jan January 28 Thu 2021

Zoom Info Session

4:00p- 5:00p PST

Feb February 15 Mon 2021

Application closes

(11:59pm PST)

Feb February 22 Mon 2021

Interview invitations emailed out


Mar March 01 Mon 2021

Last day to accept interview offer

Mar March 09 Tue 2021

Interviewing process

Interview dates:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Mar March 30 Tue 2021

Last day to reply to acceptance

Apr April 13 Tue 2021

Program fee due

Apr April 2021

Onboarding process

Jun June 01 Tue 2021

Orientation Week

Updated: Aug. 2020