Eligible Applicants

M-TRAM invites applications from individuals representing a variety of professional, intellectual, demographic, and cultural backgrounds who are passionate about advancing innovations that improve and save lives.

This program is ideal for candidates from across clinical, basic research, technical backgrounds, clinical management, and regulatory sectors, specifically:

  • Physicians 
  • Clinical trial coordinators
  • Biotechnology or biopharma professionals
  • Medical, business, or legal professionals
  • Recent college graduates
  • PhD or MBA graduates
  • Academic research professionals

Interested individuals are invited to apply to join the 2024-2025 cohort; classes will start in September 2024 and run through August 2025.  M-TRAM will accept applications from both outside and inside Stanford, including international students. 

Applications will open September 15, 2023.

The M-TRAM program recognizes that the Supreme Court issued a ruling in June 2023 about the consideration of certain types of demographic information as part of an admission review. All applications submitted during upcoming application cycles will be reviewed in conformance with that decision.

The M-TRAM program welcomes graduate applications from individuals with a broad range of life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds who would contribute to our community of scholars. The review process is holistic and individualized, considering each applicant’s academic record and accomplishments, letters of recommendation, prior research experience, and admissions essays to understand how an applicant’s life experiences have shaped their past and potential contributions to their field and how they might enrich the learning community at Stanford.

For reference, you can visit Biosciences website: https://biosciences.stanford.edu/how-to-apply/

  • Please note that the “Diversity Statement” has been updated with “Enriching the Learning Community” with an updated prompt. More info on Graduate Admissions website https://gradadmissions.stanford.edu/apply/statements
  • You may submit an optional statement in response to the following prompt: Stanford University welcomes graduate applications from individuals with a broad range of experiences, interests, and backgrounds who would contribute to our community of scholars. We invite you to share the lived experiences, demonstrated values, perspectives, and/or activities that shape you as a scholar and would help you to make a distinctive contribution to Stanford University. Your statement should not exceed 500 words in length.
  • Race/Ethnicity data will no longer be visible to reviewers/interviewers/admissions committee members. The data will still be collected from the applicants so we can meet federal reporting obligations.


Applications portal is now closed  

for the 2024/2025 academic year

We will be accepting applications for 2025/26

in the Fall of 2024.


Questions? Contact us!

Important Dates

September 2024 to January 2024:

  • Applications accepted for 2025/26


December, 2024 (date tba):

  • M-TRAM info session webinar for prospective students 


January 15, 2025:

  • Applications are due for 2025/26


April, 2025:

  • Admission Decisions


Sept. 2025: (date tba)

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


Sept. 22, 2025:

  • 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: