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Hello Stanford Biosciences 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.

Winter — Announcements

Updated 12/10/2014

Special Mini Course Opportunity! Novartis D3 Project Simulation

A special course presented by Novartis in partnerships with Stanford Biosciences and ChEM-H! This hands-on two day workshop will be presented by Novartis and is the same course presented in-house to their own scientists.The course covers the progression of a drug discovery project from targe indetification through pre-clinical research, early and late clinical development, and registration with health authorities. See course poster for more information. Acccepting applications from PhD Students, Postdocs, and Fellows from biosciences, bioengineering, chemistry and other affiliated programs. Title link above will take you to application. Enrollment is limited. Application dealine January 12, 2015.

Stanford receives new grant to host Amgen Scholars Program!

Stanford University has been awarded a grant from the Amgen Foundation that will provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program. This marks the ninth year that Stanford University will participate in the program, which aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduates with hands-on summer research opportunities at many of the world's premier educational institutions.

To learn more about Stanford Amgen Stanford Research Program see our program page here.

Career Exploration Opportunities Internship Program (CEO) - applications now open

Looking to explore career options and gain hands-on experience in a myriad of sectors? The CEO Internship program is facilitated by the School of Medicine Career Center and offers a 6 week curriculum and the support network necessary to explore and define careers of choice. Participants are supported in determining their best opportunities through structured career planning activities, tailored mentor pairings based on professional interests, exclusive access to internship opportunities, coaching to work with your PI/advisor to discuss career objectives, and the resources to navigate specialized postings and tailor their experiences. Open to Stanford Biosciences graduate/medical students and postdocs. If you have a specific question, please email the SoMCC at: December 15, 2014.

Winter Quarter Mini Courses

These intensive 1-3 week courses allow students to tailor their education across disciplines without requiring a full quarter's commitment and our open to postdocs. Students and Postdocs explore new directions for current research, potential postdoctoral avenues, or just topics of interest. Stanford Biosciences students and postdocs have highlighted these offerings as among the most exciting parts of their education, for the way in which they catalyze their research and open new paths. Please click here for winter quarter mini course listings and for more registration information. Courses are open to both students and post doctoral fellows. Please register early. Enrollment is limited . Axess opens for course registration October 26, 2014.

Looking ahead? See PDF of available Full Year Mini Course Offerings!

New Wellness Network!

Student Affairs has launched the Wellness Network at Stanford, an online directory which features more than 150 resources that connect students to immediate help, health and wellness, and communities of support. Resources for faculty, staff and families are also featured. 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.

Go Passes!

IT'S A GO! New pilot program for Go Passes (passes for CalTrain rides) for Stanford postdoctoral scholars announced. Follow link for more information.

CALTRAIN GO PASS for OFF-CAMPUS GRADUATE STUDENTS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE. Eligible off-campus graduate students can purchase their 2015 Caltrain Go Passes. Please visit link above for more information on purchase and pick-up. Off-Campus Graduate student must first update their address on Axess. Allow two to three days for updates to Axess to be reflected at P&TS. Once you complete these steps, if you are eligible, you will be able to purchase the Go Pass. Sales to begin December 1, 2014.

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.

Academic Deadlines

  • Monday, January 5, 2015: First day of Winter Quarter/graduate instruction.
  • Friday, January 23, 2015: Deadline to submit final study list (add/drop units).
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2015: Last Day of Winter Quarter.

Student Development Guide

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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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