Fellowship Interview Day

If you have been invited to interview at Stanford, congratulations! We hope you enjoy your visit and that the information provided below helps you with planning your upcoming visit.

Administrative Office Address:

750 Welch Road, Suite 325, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Travel Information


Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports.

Major Airports

Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO), San Jose Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). We suggest comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences, even for the same airline.

Choosing Airports

Although San Francisco is the largest of the three area airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose’s smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights.

Lodging guide

Stanford’s location adjacent Palo Alto and Menlo Park offers an abundance of lodging choices, ranging from B&Bs and motels to luxury hotels.

Options Local lodging list

Our lodging guide is based on proximity to campus and includes website links, rates, and contact information.

Stanford properties

  • Rosewood Sand Hill offers luxury accommodations at special rates for Stanford visitors, as well as a spa and fine dining restaurant.
  • The Stanford Guest House, on the grounds of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is an economical favorite of Stanford visitors.

Both properties are located about a mile west of the Stanford campus on Sand Hill Road, near some of the nation's foremost venture capital and private equity firms.

Destination Palo Alto

Other helpful lodging information is available at Destination Palo Alto.

Public Transit

Whether you are staying in Palo Alto or traveling from elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can reach Stanford by way of convenient public transportation.


The local transit hub for bus and train services at Stanford is the Palo Alto Caltrain Station, located near the main entrance to campus near the intersections of Palm Drive, University Avenue, and El Camino Real. The Stanford Marguerite Shuttle, the University’s free shuttle bus, operates several routes. Most provide service from the Caltrain Station to multiple campus locations.

If you are traveling from San Francisco or San Jose, Caltrain is your most convenient option. A one-way trip from San Francisco takes approximately one hour and costs about $7.25; a one-way trip from San Jose takes approximately 40 minutes and costs about $5.25.  Caltrain also connects with stations and shuttles serving the San Francisco and San Jose International Airports.

A set of basic directions to Stanford for travelers using public transportation is available on our Bay Area Transit website.

Public Transit Resources


Limited visitor parking is available in the parking lot behind 750 Welch Road. Paid parking is available at the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

A typical interview visit is shown below: 

7:30a – 8:30a

Morning conference (Note: 6:30 – 8:30 on Wed.)

8:45a – 9:15a

Welcome from program director

9:30a – 10:15a

CVICU Rounds

10:15a – 12:15p      

Meetings with 2-3 faculty members

12:30p – 2:00p

Lunch and Hospital Tour with the Fellows

2:15p – 3:15p

Meetings with 1-2 faculty members

3:15p – 4:00p

Fellowship Director Meeting