ARTS Program Overview

The ARTS Program offers the opportunity to combine clinical training with advanced research training to complete a PhD degree during or upon completion of residency or clinical fellowship. The program begins with one or more years of postgraduate clinical training, followed by research training in a graduate program in Stanford University's Schools of Medicine, Engineering, or Humanities and Sciences.

Residents/clinical fellows admitted to the program complete clinical training toward board certification in internal medicine, its subspecialties (cardiovascular medicine, hematology, immunology and rheumatology, infectious diseases, nephrology, oncology, pulmonary and critical care medicine), surgical disciplines (neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and urology), or non-surgical disciplines (neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiation oncology and radiology).

Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. The faculty are among the best teachers and researchers in their fields. Stanford is particularly noted for its openness to interdisciplinary research, not only within its schools and departments, but also in its laboratories, institutes and research centers. The research opportunities at Stanford are endless, and the diverse community of scholars offers its students a remarkable opportunity for a comprehensive graduate training experience.

Stanford is unique in that it is one continuous campus, including the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, and the Medical Center among all the others, leaving no barriers for interaction with researchers in many other fields. This further promotes collaborations and translational research, where the goal is to safely expedite transitioning new discoveries and inventions from research laboratories to patients.

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