Housing - Graduate Medical Education - Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education


Please contact Thi Dinh La (tdinhla@stanford.edu) to be added to the housing mailing list.
Before You Begin Your Search:
Our Suggestions On Housing
Where are current Housestaff living?
What does your department say on housing?

Your Search for Housing Begins Here:
I want to perform my own housing search: On-Campus Housing, Online Resources, Other Resources.
I don't have a place to stay yet and my medical training started. What are the surrounding options for temporary housing?

I finished my medical training and plan to move. Now what?:
I want to pass my lease to an incoming housestaff.

Help GME Help You:
How can I give feedback on housing to GME?

Our Suggestions On Housing
If you're new to Stanford Hospital, here are some considerations while looking for housing near the hospital.

  1. Read your employment contract to know your yearly income, then calculate your monthly budget, after taxes.
  2. Know where your rotations will be held for your years in medical training. Check out your department website or contact your Program Coordinator for this information if unavailable online.

    Stanford Hospital & Clinics VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center Santa Clara Valley Medical Center(SCVMC)
    300 Pasteur Drive
    Stanford, CA
    3801 Miranda Ave
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    700 Lawrence Expressway
    Santa Clara, CA
    751 S Bascom Ave
    San Jose, CA 95128

  3. Determine your basic living cost (food, gas, etc.).
  4. Find housing within your budget.
  5. Review budget for realistic basic living costs.
  6. Unpack and enjoy California!
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Where are current Housestaff living?
If you are figuring out where to live for your residency/fellowship, refer to our Demographics Report on Current Trainees as a guide in your housing decision.
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What does your department say on housing?
Some departments assist residents with resources, such as housing subsidies, to alleviate the high cost of living near the hospital. Check out what your department has to say about housing before you start.

Department Link on Housing
Anesthesia Housing
Cardiothoracic Surgery Housing
Dermatology unavailable
Medicine refer to specialties
Neurology Housing
Neurosurgery Housing
Obstetrics & Gynecology unavailable
Ophthalmology Housing
Orthopedic Surgery unavailable
Otolaryngology unavailable
Pathology Housing
Pediatrics Housing
Psychiatry unavailable
Radiation Oncology unavailable
Radiology unavailable
Surgery Housing
Urology Housing
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I want to perform my own housing search: On-Campus Housing / Online Resources / Other Resources.
If you haven't found any rental listings to your liking, here are some resources that may help in your housing search. Our On-campus housing resources are in high demand and often have long wait lists. Online and Other resources are the go-to option for many of our residents.

On-Campus Housing Online Resources
Stanford Housing Website - For general tips and ideas.

Colonnade Apartments in Los Altos - Housestaff are 2nd priority on the elibility list.

Stanford West Apartments - 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments are within walking distance from the Medical Center. Inquire for more information at stanfordwestapartments@stanford.edu or at 650-725-2000.

Welch Road Apartments - Studio, 1, 2 bedroom apartments on 1180 Welch Road. There is a long wait list and housing assignment is based on a lottery held in early May each year. Welch is open to trainees who are on the Stanford Healthcare (SHC) Payroll. Click here for the Welch Road Apartments application. Send your applications to gme@med.stanford.edu. Please call 650-497-0101 for more information.

Apartment List
The Hub Haus *highly recommended


* Highly recommended for ease on housing search.

Alternatively, you can also ask a friend or drive around and look for vacancy signs as some apartments don't advertise online.
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I don't have a place to stay yet and my training started. What are the surrounding options for temporary housing?
When you havenít found a place to live yet, but need a place to stay while training, refer to our Short-Term Housing Resources list.
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I want to pass my lease to an incoming housestaff.
We strive our best to guide you along your process before, during, and after your training. Help us help the next incoming housestaff. If you have a housing opportunity, or a rental you own for incoming housestaff, please share your listing with Thi at tdinhla@stanford.edu. All incoming residents/fellows who inquire on housing opportunities will receive these updates.
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How can I give feedback on housing to GME?
If you have any suggestions or comments regarding this housing page, contact tdinhla@stanford.edu.
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