Surgical Opportunities for Medical Students

Surgical Clerkships

Stanford's Department of Surgery offers 13 clerkships to medical students in a variety of specialties. Programs are offered for both third- and fourth-year students and many are open to visitors. 

Stanford Surgery also offers two continuity clerkship opportunities for first- and third-year medical students that offer a longitudinal look at life as a surgeon. 

Contact Us

Karen Cockerill, Clerkship Coordinator

Tel: 650-498-6052

Surgical Interest Group

The Surgery Interest Group at Stanford is committed to promoting surgery as a career, enhancing surgical education of medical students at Stanford and giving medical students every opportunity to thrive, learn and become a leader in surgery.

Research Opportunities

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Administrative Manager of Education Kristen Kayser serves as the medical student liaison within the department. Part of her role is to serve as the matchmaker, pairing faculty and medical students with similar research interests on projects they both find interesting and beneficial to their research goals.