Resources for Current Students

Welcome to Stanford University!

We are excited that you have chosen Stanford University’s PhD Program in Immunology for your PhD studies.

Who is this site for?

The Resources page is for new grad students as well as all graduates in the Stanford Immunology PhD program. This page provides links to resources necessary for your training and outlines the Immunology PhD curriculum.

What will you find here?

This site provides important updates about things to take care of before and when you begin your graduate studies, current policies in the Stanford Immunology PhD Program Handbook, required University and program forms for all graduates, and resources on Stanford University's recovery and return to work and academic research efforts in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How to Submit Student Forms, Petitions, and Requests


WELCOME NEW GRAD STUDENTS!

Congratulations and welcome to graduate studies at Stanford Immunology! 

Please check out Grad Connect, a virtual orientation for incoming Stanford doctoral and masters graduate students. This “course” on Canvas is full of information to help you take care of things before and when you begin your graduate studies, aggregating from multiple sources so you don’t have to search for what you need (Grad Connect complements the Gateway for New Graduate Students).

You should have received an invitation to join Grad Connect on Canvas, Stanford’s learning management system (you’re going to use Canvas for your courses, so get started now!). If you didn’t receive an invitation, you can self-enroll here).

Read the welcome letter to incoming graduate students from Vice Provosts Stacey F. Bent and Susie Brubaker-Cole for important updates and resources.

GRAD UPDATES

Get updates and prepare for the 2020-21 academic year

Check out Stanford Grad Updates - a new website aggregating important information for the 2020-21 academic year. Stanford Grad Updates helps graduates prepare for the 2020-21 academic year with  health and education as top priorities. The site has current information for new and continuing graduate students, including those pursuing professional degrees.

 


SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

  • We hope you are safe and healthy during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some resources related to Sheltering in place, Leave of Absence, Financial resources, Graduate student housing, and more to assist grad students.

    Shelter in place, financial resources and other updates
    Stanford Mutual Aid (collective student support site)

  • The School of Medicine Education Restart site gathers information related to the restart of MD, MS, MSPA, PhD, Post-Doc, and Continuing Education. The website is designed to be a resource for faculty, students, and staff.

    SOM Education Restart  

  • Cardinal Recovery provides important updates about Stanford University's recovery and return to work efforts in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes public health awareness, return to research guidance, mandatory training, alterations to work environments and policies, and operational changes.

    Cardinal Recovery
    Research Recovery

 

JOIN OUR IMMUNOLOGY GROUP ON BIOSCI CONNECT

We welcome current students, postdocs and alumni to make connections, share ideas, and learn in a mutually beneficially way. Connect with the Immunology community and others in Biosciences.


IMMUNOLOGY GRADUATE HANDBOOK

The Stanford Immunology PhD Program Handbook is a guide to current policies, standards, procedures and resources that govern students in the Immunology PhD program at Stanford. In addition, students participating in Stanford University’s PhD program are subject to policies and standards established by both Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Immunology.


Familiarize yourself with the program rules and requirements as well as curriculum requirements. The handbook also includes directory of current students, tips on how to choose rotations and a thesis lab, as well as how to prepare for qualifying exam. First years are recommended to be completely familiar with the material presented in this handbook before starting their first quarter at Stanford.


Every effort is made to ensure the information contained in this online handbook is accurate and current. Stanford Immunology Program reserves the right to make changes and revisions in the applicable regulations, procedures, policies, requirements, and other information contained in the handbook at any time without notice.

Immunology Graduate Handbook 2019-2020 (updated May 11, 2020) 

MENTORSHIP OFFICE HOURS

To provide intra-program mentorship and support beyond the First Year Mentorship Committee, confidential one-on-one mentorship office hours are available. These sign-up or drop-in sessions should provide a safe, no-judgment space for students to ask for advice from or vent to faculty and senior (3rd year and above) graduate students.

  • Check the office hours for peers and faculty mentors here
  • Nominate faculty and peer mentors who you have found helpful and/or you think would be helpful to others here

CURRICULUM

Immunology PhD candidates must complete 135 units of graduate course work and research. In addition to courses, students must also complete at least three lab rotations, pass qualifying exams, present at the annual Stanford Immunology retreat, and serve as teaching assistants to two immunology courses. Further details for program requirements can be found on the Curriculum page and in the program training timeline document below.

Program Training Timeline 


FORMS, PETITIONS, AND REQUESTS

FOR SENIORS