Students have access to a wide array of services and support to ensure their success at Stanford and beyond.

Financial Aid

Our graduates maintain one of the lowest debt levels when compared with graduates from other, similar research-oriented medical schools.

Academic Advising

Students are assigned a primary academic advising dean who works closely with them throughout medical school to optimize their course of study.


The Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medicine fosters the development of physician leaders capable of eliminating the nation’s health inequities through service, advocacy and scholarship.

Student Wellness

The Office of Medical Student Wellness helps students thrive by providing individual advising, wellness programs and learning environment initiatives.

Student Life Resources

Student Commons

Located on the top floor of the Li Ka Shing Center, the student commons provides places to study, work and connect with their peers, or find a quiet moment alone to reflect.

Living in the Bay Area

Stanford is situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley, a short drive from San Francisco, and an even shorter drive from state parks and the Pacific Ocean. Learn about things to do  

Stanford Medical Student Association

SMSA supports student groups and promotes education, community service, social well-being and leadership. Learn more