Current 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.

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Updated 09/29/2015

Biosciences Pizza & Beer Skill Development Workshops

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education, Biosciences Pizza and Beer Workshops engage students in a variety of presentations and interactive workshops focused on practical tips and skills across topics in academic, research, and professional development. For more details and to RSVP, please see the Pizza & Beer Worshops page.

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.

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

  • September 21, 2015: First day of Autumn Quarter graduate instruction.
  • October 9, 2015: Final study list deadline - last day to drop/add
  • December 4, 2015: Last Day of Autumn Quarter.

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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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