Academic Advising

With access to world-class faculty and coursework in medical science, engineering, computer science, education, business and the humanities, students can customize their education to match their interests. Students are assigned a primary academic advising dean who works closely with them throughout medical school to support them in this process.

Learning Strategies

The MD Program’s learning strategies service is available to help students to improve their study techniques and tap into Stanford's learning-related resources


The Registrar’s Office maintains the official record of each medical student. The office also coordinates the Visiting Student program in which students from other schools can participate in clinical electives. 

Other Advising Resources

Student Life Advising

The Office of Medical Student Wellness provides confidential counseling to students on personal issues affecting their academic life. The office also addresses student concerns regarding incidents of student mistreatment in the learning environment. 


Advisors in the Center of Excellence in Diversity are available to assist students with issues related to cultural adaptation to careers in medicine.  

Need Help?

The Office of Medical Student Affairs is here to help you with all of your academic and student life needs. For questions concerning academic advising, please call
MD Advising Coordinator Ray Jackman at (650) 724-9622.

Course Resources

General Resources