H&P is the student journal of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Learn more about our history and mission.

About H&P

Welcome to H&P, the student journal of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The mission of our journal is reflected in its title. H&P stands for History and Physical, the core components of the encounter between doctor and patient common to all forms of medical practice across the globe. H&P serves as a forum for exploring issues in medicine pertinent to Stanford students and the global medical community, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

H&P also stands for two figures in Greek mythology: Hygeia, the goddess of welfare and prevention of sickness; and Panacea, the goddess of healing and cures. Hygeia and Panacea represent the two facets of our medical education: to treat illness, and to promote patient welfare by preventing disease.

H&P is currently a biannual publication available both online and in print. Articles include clinical case reports, original research, interviews with leaders in medicine, book reviews, medical humanities pieces, and original feature articles. To view current and past issues of H&P, please visit our archives.

We welcome article submissions and queries; please view our contact information.