The Stanford Society of Physician Scholars

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

February Seminar "SPARK: From Discovery to Patient Cure, 9 Years and Counting" 

Featured Speaker: Dr. Daria Mochly-Rosen

Please join us for this SSPS seminar on February 25, 6-7:30pm in LKSC 208. Dinner will be served by LKSC catering. 


Learn more and RSVP for this event 

Previous SSPS Events

SSPS Holiday Party & Seminar: Dec 17, 2015

Scholars celebrated the holiday season and learned more about the "World of Medical Publishing for Academic Physicians" from our featured speaker, Dr. Robert K. Jackler.

SSPS Grant Application: November 16, 2015 [Closed] 

Thank you for your submissions, and congratulations to Fall 2015 SSPS Grant awardees. 


SSPS Seminar: Oct 29, 2015

"Fueling and Funding Your Research"

This popular seminar featured Dr. Stephen J. Galli & Dr. John C. Boothroyd, who presented on how to successfully obtain grant funding for research. 



Annual Welcome Reception: Sept 24, 2015

To celebrate our newest scholars and offer our vision for SSPS in the coming year, SSPS hosted a welcome reception. 

A Message from the Directors of the Stanford Society of Physician Scholars

The Stanford Society of Physician Scholars (SSPS) was created by the Office of the Dean in 2010 to support the academic development of residents and fellows from clinical departments across our School of Medicine. We aim to have the Society serve as a “mixing chamber” for trainees across our diverse specialty and subspecialty training programs and to connect trainees across the continuum of medical education. Residents and fellows are the core of the Society; medical students and faculty represent the spectrum of the continuum. Our hope is that the program will enhance the opportunities for trainees to identify with Stanford Medicine and provide a pathway for seamless progress from medical school through residency and fellowship into academic careers.

SSPS is designed to facilitate collaborations with Stanford medical students across a broad range of scholarly projects. Through this collaboration, we hope that many of our students can benefit from the guidance of near peers, and that Scholars can enhance the development of their mentoring skills.

The Stanford Society of Physician Scholars stands out as unique in the country and is an asset for participants and our broader educational environment.


Charles G. Prober, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology

Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education


Laurence Katznelson, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery & Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism 

Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education