Prevention Research (PR) Application

The Prevention Research (PR) Application Area (Only available for currently enrolled M.D. Candidates. For more information see: features coursework, research, and practice with promoting health and preventing disease at the individual and community level. The PR Application is anchored in the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) - a consortium of renowned experts who are leaders in investigating ways to prevent disease and promote health. SPRC’s work is focused on identifying the most practical, science-based solutions for addressing some of society’s most pervasive—and preventable—health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions and to raise the standards of scientific investigation that matter for health. SPRC investigators are collaborating on numerous, long-term projects designed to translate research into effective ways to promote well-being at every stage of life. The PR Application aims to provide future physicians with exposure to and training in the field of prevention research and related areas of scholarship. PR students will:

  • Study patterns of chronic diseases in diverse communities and settings and examine how their prevention can promote health and health equity at individual, family, community, and population levels;
  • Read, analyze, and evaluate prevention research and become involved with related research that encourages health promotion and social responsibility.

Students also will have the opportunity to focus on a Stanford Medical Scholars research project via

  • Applying coursework to a scholarly research project where they can design, implement, and assess health and wellness solutions, addressing preventable health challenges in a community or research setting.

Scholarly Concentration Application in Prevention Research