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 Open for 2024-2025

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. We are now accepting applications for 2024-2025 (applications portal is open through January 2024). 

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.  




Are you seeking a dynamic career in the rapidly growing field of translational medicine?

Join us Dec. 8 to learn more about the Master of Science in Translational Research and Applied Medicine


M-TRAM students and M-TRAM leadership at the program's 2023 symposium


By effectively bridging the gap between scientific breakthroughs and practical solutions, the Master of Science in Translational Research and Applied Medicine (M-TRAM) prepares emerging leaders in biotech, pharma, and academia to advance promising biomedical innovations - from early-stage research to full regulatory approval. At our December 8 information session, M-TRAM directors will share an overview of the curriculum and the comprehensive insights that students gain from this immersive, hands-on program. They will also provide M-TRAM application- and admissions-related information.

Whether you're a prospective student or interested in translational medicine, this webinar is the perfect opportunity to learn about M-TRAM!

Register for the Info Session

Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort are due Jan. 31. 


Leveraging Stanford’s 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 top-ranked U.S. university.


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M-TRAM Inaugural Symposium, on September 11, 2023, was a groundbreaking event that brought together translational research experts from academia, biotech and pharma industry.

Our esteemed lineup of speakers included industry leaders, renowned researchers, and successful entrepreneurs who shared their insights and experiences.  

Our next M-TRAM Symposium will be held on September 9th, 2024 at the Stanford Medicine campus.

We are currently accepting applications until 01/31/24

for the 2024/2025 academic year


Questions? Contact us!

Important Dates

September 2023 to January 2024:

  • Applications accepted for 2024/25


December 8, 2023:

  • M-TRAM info session webinar for prospective students (register here)


January 31, 2024:

  • Applications are due for 2024/25


April, 2024:

  • Admission Decisions


Sept. 9, 2024:

  • M-TRAM research symposium and New Students Orientation (in person) - stay tuned for registration info


Sept. 23, 2024:

  • First day of classes at Stanford (M-TRAM program starts)


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: