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Why Stanford

Stanford University has a long tradition of leadership in creative research, entrepreneurship, and applying new clinical therapies. The university was integral in shaping the beginnings of Silicon Valley and has been the training ground for many successful entrepreneurs in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and high-tech.

The Stanford Institutes of Medicine, established in 2002, are building on these breakthroughs, identifying improved diagnostics and treatments for neurological disorders, autoimmune disease, transplant rejection, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

The university's current community of scholars includes 17 Nobel laureates, 11 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award winners, 21 National Medal of Science recipients, and 24 MacArthur Fellows.

Because of the proximity of the university, medical school, and medical center, Stanford faculty form multidisciplinary collaborations with specialists from the schools of Business, Law, Humanities and Sciences, and Engineering for “outside-the-box" solutions that will lead to new therapies, technologies, and cures.

Though the School of Medicine remains small and select, it integrates an interactive and multidisciplinary approach to medical and biomedical education. Its faculty rank among the highest in the country in terms of per-investigator NIH funding.

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