Current Students

Your development as a graduate student and scientist is top priority in the Biosciences Home Programs. We strive to provide you with excellent training throughout your time at Stanford. This website will provide you with information and links on the great resources, courses and workshops, support, and mentorship available to you.

In addition to the guided sections linked in the right sidebar, you will find useful information in the Frequently Asked Questions and Resources sections. If you have any questions, general feedback, or specific information you would like to see included, please contact us.


Updated 03/03/2016

Upcoming Event: Let's Have An Awesome Time Doing Science

As graduate students and postdocs, we have chosen an important and exciting yet challenging profession. How can we glean insight into successful approaches to complex issues like work-life balance, pressures of publication and completion, and managing ebbs and flows in research? Who better to learn from than some of the most respected scientists in academia? This symposium will feature high-profile, thoughtful researchers speaking to students and postdocs on subjects that aren't addressed often enough but are crucial to development and well-being as scientists. Visit the Awesome Science Symposium page for more information. May 16, 2016

Biosciences Pizza & Beer Skill Development Workshops

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education, Biosciences Pizza and Beer Workshops engage students in a variety of presentations and interactive workshops focused on practical tips and skills across topics in academic, research, and professional development. For more details and to RSVP, please see the Pizza & Beer Worshops page.

Biosciences Mini-Courses

Explore a topic in detail without the commitment of a full-quarter course. Spring Quarter mini-course enrollment opens February 7 for graduate students. For more details visit the Mini-Courses Overview page.

Wellness Network!

The Wellness Network at Stanford is an online directory featuring more than 150 resources. The site spans the spectrum of support available for students, including professional counseling, crisis response, community centers, academic support, for-credit courses, financial assistance, stress, productivity, mentoring and many other resources available across Student Affairs, VPUE and VPGE. See link for more information.

Travel Grant Program

To encourage students to participate in conferences, especially at times when travel funds are in short supply, the SBSA (Stanford Bioscience Student Association) and School of Medicine Office of Graduate Education has established a fund to help with professional travel.

2016 Academic Deadlines

  • Janury 22: Final study list deadline- last day to add/drop for Winter Quarter
  • February 7: Axess opens for Spring Quarter course enrollment
  • March 11: Last Day of Winter Quarter classes
  • March 28: First day of Spring Quarter
  • April 15: Final study list deadline- last day to add/drop for Spring Quarter

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Academic Milestones

Information and advice on key steps in your graduate training. Learn More

Curriculum and Requirements

Home Program handbooks and information on rotations, coursework, and other requirements. Learn More

Advising and Mentoring

Advice on how to establish great mentoring relationships and how to be a good mentor to others. Learn More

Career of Choice

Resources and information on discovering and pursuing your passion at Stanford and beyond. Learn More

Diversity and Engagement

Programs, partnerships, and outreach that support our mission of diversity. Learn More

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