3.3: Data Security and Privacy (HIPAA) Training

In compliance with the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Stanford University School of Medicine requires all new medical students to complete Patient Privacy Regulation HIPAA Training before starting classes and annually thereafter. Stanford’s HIPAA training is a web-based module that takes 120 minutes to complete.

Pre-clerkship students will not receive credit for the Practice of Medicine course until they have completed this training (both years). Clinical students will be unable to enter the Clerkship Draw until they have completed this training.

The training module is self-paced and is accessible through the Stanford Training and Registration System (STARS). Log into Axess and click the STARS tab. In the Search Catalog box, enter the course title “HIPAA/Protecting Patient Privacy”.

Students must adhere to Stanford University‘s HIPAA Privacy Policies.

The Data Security Program at the School of Medicine oversees compliance with Stanford policy and federal law. To find out more about the Data Security Program, and to get your computers ready for encryption: https://uit.stanford.edu/guide/encrypt

See sections 3.12 and 3.15 for additional information on data security and encryption.

updated August 2023