MD Admissions

Meet our Medical Student: Andrea

When he was 12, Andrea Garofalo lived through a tense experience with his family after his younger brother was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. The neurosurgeon who operated on the tumor became Andrea's hero, igniting a dream to pursue medicine. Now, Andrea is simultaneously working toward a medical degree and a PhD at the Stanford University School of Medicine, with the hope of some day easing the turmoil of families in medical crisis.

Meet our Medical Student: Sheun (Shay)

A book describing how electrodes in the brain could restore lost senses for patients inspired Sheun (Shay) Aluko to pursue a career in bioengineering. An accomplished musician with a passion for computer programming, Sheun wants to work toward a future that uses technological advancements to better help people heal. At the Stanford University School of Medicine, Sheun is pursuing both a medical degree and a master's degree in bioinformatics.

Applying to Medical School with AMCAS

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) is the AAMC's centralized medical school application processing service. Most U.S. medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method for their first-year entering classes.

Empowering Tomorrow's Physician Leaders

With close ties to Stanford University and a world-class medical center, Stanford University School of Medicine sets the training ground for the next generation of biomedical leaders and pioneers.  All of the resources of our campus - extraordinary faculty and peers, state-of-the-art facilities and a diverse campus life – will provide you limitless opportunities to interact with a community of scholars who will support your educational endeavors and make you feel at home.

Learn about our curriculum

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Dual-Degree Opportunities

Stanford offers a range of opportunities to pursue multiple advanced degrees, both within the medical school and at schools across the university.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars cultivates and supports a highly-engaged, multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers a diverse collection of educational experiences, preparing graduates to address complex challenges facing the world.

Each year, Knight-Hennessy Scholars selects up to 100 students who are newly enrolling in a graduate degree program in any of Stanford’s seven schools. Knight-Hennessy Scholars participate in an experiential leadership development program and receive funding for up to three years of graduate study at Stanford. Candidates of any country may apply.

Visit to learn more. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application deadline to join the 2024 cohort to be announced Spring 2023.