Training and Education

A collaborative environment to educate and mentor the next generation of leaders in cancer research and medicine

High School/ Undergraduate

For High School and Undergraduate students to work with mentors to expose them to cancer research.


For PhD and MD students pursuing a career in cancer. Training Grant programs will allow students to collaborate in a supportive community.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Fellows advancing their training in cancer research with guidance from mentors and opportunities for professional development.

Continuing Medical Education

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program offers direct access to the wealth of research and clinical expertise and resources available throughout the Stanford medical community. 

Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program

The Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program is an annual immersive course that invites graduate and postdoctoral students, residents, clinical fellows and research fellows to take part in a free, unique, comprehensive introduction to the vanguard of current cancer research.

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.

James Ford, MD

Associate Director
Training and Education

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.