Medical Scholars

The Beckman Center Medical Scholars Program was established in 1997 to support outstanding young medical students.

Pairing Medical Students and Established Researchers

Medical students chosen for the Medical Scholars Program do translational biomedical research under the direction of a Program in Molecular and Genetic Medicine faculty member. Support for these physician scientists is aligned with the Beckman Center’s goal of supporting and mentoring promising young researchers and ensuring that the results of basic and applied research are made broadly available for clinical use and practical application. 

The program targets medical students engaged in projects appropriate to the Beckman Center’s mission, and selection is made, with the approval of the Beckman Center director, by the Medical Scholars Committee of the Stanford Medical Scholars Program, which is composed of leading PMGM faculty members drawn from the basic and clinical sciences in the School of Medicine.

Student awardees are required to make an oral presentation of project results to an audience of their faculty advisor and others with expertise in the field, and must also prepare a written summary of their project results.

The Application Process

Medical students interested in applying to the Medical Scholars Program should contact the Office of Medical Education. Applications are reviewed annually.

Medical students: Get more information more about the program

Meet the Beckman Center Medical Scholars

Current Beckman Center Medical Scholars

Carmel G. McCullough

Project: GMP Manufacturing of Autologous Esophageal Epithelial Cells for the Prevention of Esophageal Strictures

Katherine Prothro

Project: Pericytes: A Cell of Origin in Pulmonary Hypertension

Previous Beckman Center Medical Scholars