Introduction to the Biomedical Informatics Training Program

Biomedical informatics is an interdisciplinary field that combines ideas from computer science and quantitative disciplines (statistics, data science, decision science) to solving challenging problems in biology and medicine. Applicants enter our program with many different backgrounds, so the program is designed to be flexible. Training in informatics and biocomputation is also available through other departments at Stanford, such as Bioengineering, Computer Science, Statistics, and Genetics. We recommend your explore the various options to find the best fit for you.

What BMI Offers

  1. Degree Programs
    1. The PhD
    2. The Academic (Research) MS, with NLM-funded positions for postdoctoral trainees; others may also apply, but are not guaranteed funding from BMI.
    3. The Honors Cooperative Program (Professional Masters) MS, a part-time distance education program
    4. The Coterminal MS for Stanford undergraduates
  2. Non-Degree Programs
    1. Distance education programs:
      1. Certificate in Bioinformatics
      2. Individual courses
    2. Post-doctoral research training (not pursuing a degree)
    3. Scholarly Concentration and Med Scholars programs for Stanford Medical Students

Lab Coat Ceremony for Incoming PhD Students, Autumn 2019