The Master of Science in
Translational Research and Applied Medicine

The one-year Master of Science in Translational Research and Applied Medicine (M-TRAM) trains the next generation of academic and industry leaders to successfully translate scientific discoveries and clinical applications into practical solutions that improve and save lives. 

Drawing on Stanford Medicine’s exceptional expertise in medicine, technology, and business, M-TRAM is the only early translational program of its kind on the West Coast and one of only a few such one-year programs offered by a top-ranked U.S. university.

A Program Designed for Emerging Leaders

M-TRAM provides the world-class training required to successfully advance promising biomedical solutions in both academic and industry settings – from early-stage research to full regulatory approval. The one-year program is ideal for physicians; biotechnology/pharmaceutical sector, medical, business and legal professionals; medical and graduate students; and recent college graduates

An Exceptional Professional Community

Students learn from and network with accomplished leaders and peers: M-TRAM’s directors, who have exemplary medical, clinical research, and industry experience, other renowned Stanford faculty, leaders in the biotechnology industry, and a talented student cohort.

Enriching, Rigorous, and Widely Applicable

Spanning medicine, basic research, technology, and business disciplines, M-TRAM combines flexible classroom learning, hands-on clinical research and biotechnology training, and mentoring by renowned Stanford scholars and top industry executives. Technology areas of focus include immunotherapy, gene therapy, vaccines, biomarkers, single-cell omics, and medical devices.

Applications are Closed for 2023-2024

M-TRAM is committed to building a cohort representing a variety of demographic, cultural, and professional backgrounds. Candidates outside and inside Stanford, including international students, are invited to apply to join our program. Applications for 2024-2025 will open later this year. 

M-TRAM’s Commitment to Diversity

M-TRAM seeks to expand pathways for access and success for students who have been historically underrepresented in graduate education and to build a student cohort that represents intellectual, demographic, and cultural diversity across clinical, basic research and technical backgrounds. Learn more about Diversity at Stanford Medicine.  

The application period for the 2023/2024 cohort closed Jan. 30.

We will start accepting applications for the 2024/2025 cohort in Fall 2023

Questions? Contact us!

Important Dates


  • Admission Decisions


Sept. 11:

  • Student Welcome Retreat (in person)  


Sept. 26:

  • Fall Quarter begins

Interested in Becoming an M-TRAM Industry Partner?

We welcome inquiries from biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other health care organizations interested in learning about opportunities to partner with M-TRAM: