Training and Education

Training and Education have been central to the mission of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) throughout its existence. The SCI Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination Core (CRTEC) integrates and organizes resources to:

  1. Coordinate cancer training, education and career development activities within the SCI and across Stanford University.
  2. Promote cancer research training, education and career development across the training continuum.
  3. Develop and foster continuous quality improvement in training and education development with emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
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Culture of Innovation

With close ties to our adult and children's hospitals, the vast resources of Stanford University and the entrepreneurial endeavors of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Cancer Institute is uniquely positioned to drive creative thinking and accelerate the pace at which new knowledge is turned into tangible health benefits.

Interdisciplinary Scholarship

With easy access to world class faculty and coursework in medical science as well as engineering, computer science, education, business and the humanities, aspiring physicians and scientists can experiment across disciplines and customize their education to match their interests.

Mentorship & Collaboration

SCI's collaborative culture promotes intellectual rigor, openness and interdisciplinary partnerships.


Diversity in all forms enhances Stanford Medicine's core missions — education, research and health care. Physicians trained alongside colleagues from different social and cultural backgrounds develop a broader understanding of the human condition, while researchers develop an expanded view of health problems and their solutions.