Joining Our Team

Medical Students

Internal Student opportunities:

1) Directed research: Through Medical Scholars Research 370 independent study, research can be performed with a faculty member for academic credit in the same manner as coursework.

2) Research assistantship: Students enrolled in Stanford School of Medicine can be appointed as research assistants to a faculty member for up to 50% time per quarter. This appointment carries with it the benefit of a stipend and tuition allowance.

Visiting Student opportunities:

Current medical students from outside the institution may also conduct research with our division faculty. Interested students should send email inquiries to our administrative assistant, Cliff David.


The Stanford Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, offers a 1-2 year fellowship in clinical research in thoracic surgery, for general surgery residents after their PGY 2 or 3 years, who plan a career in academic thoracic surgery.  Our division consists of five active surgeons, all of whom have serious clinical research interests and productivity.  We also have a very competitive Thoracic Track Residency training program. The research fellow would serve as the primary investigator on a defined research project within the division.

Masters in Science in Health Policy/Health Services research or in Epidemiology and Clinical Research may be obtained as part of a 2 year research fellowship appointment. A competitive salary (if not provided by the home institution), as well as discounted masters tuition, will be offered.

Send inquiries along with your CV to Drs. Shrager and Backhus via administrative assistant Cliff David and apply here.