Medical Scholars Research Program

Since 1980, Stanford Medical Scholars Research (MedScholars) fellowships  has supported medical student research, including Scholarly Concentration projects. With MedScholars funding, students can carry out research in an academic setting under the direction of faculty members in the medical school, hospital and clinics, and throughout the university. The programs are designed to foster an appreciation for and proficiency in investigative and scholarly pursuits, including study design, hands-on collection of data, interpretation of results, and presentation of work accomplished in oral and written form. Research projects may be based in a variety of settings including the laboratory, field, clinic, or community.

The MedScholars Fellowship application process includes identifying a mentor, working with the Stanford faculty mentor to develop a research project idea, and completing the MedScholars application online. All applications will undergo rigorous review by committee. Funding is not guaranteed.

Students who are in an MD/PhD program or the PA program are not eligible for MedScholars.

The primary source of Stanford MedScholars fellowships are gifts made by private donors. These donations are frequently made by individuals who take an interest in the scholastic background, academic progress, and research activities of their aid. Recipients of a MedScholars grant may be required to write a personal letter of thanks and attend an annual donor recognition dinner.