Application Process

Students who matriculate after 2019-2020 must review the Scholarly Concentration/MedScholars overview videos and complete the quiz in Canvas prior to applying for MedScholars.


PLAN by preparing to meet proposal deadlines.

This means: drafting your proposal, reviewing it with your research mentor, and -if desired- having it read by your Scholarly Concentration. Your SC Director can recommend a second reviewer in your SC area.

To receive a review within the SC you think your research falls, proposals must be given to the SC Director no less than one month before the deadline (ex. SC review by 9/1/23 for the 10/6/23 deadline).

Deadline 10/4/23 5:59pm for research to begin Winter Quarter 2023-24

Deadline 1/17/24 5:59pm for research to begin Spring Quarter 2023-24

*Deadline 2/14/24 5:59pm for first year MD students with MedScholars projects that require international travel to the research site (onsite for 6 weeks)

Deadline 4/10/24 5:59pm for  research to begin Summer Quarter 2023-24

Deadline 7/10/24 5:59pm for research to begin Autumn Quarter 2024-25

NOTE: Anyone intending to do research off the Stanford/SoM campus (i.e. Traveling Scholars) should apply two quarters before intended travel quarter. Research Year applicants (3-4 consecutive quarters of fulltime reseach) are also encouraged to apply 2 quarters in advance.

Applications must be submitted in MedScholars Online by the appropriate application deadline listed above.