MD Courses and Programs

Valley Foundation Fellowships

Thanks to support from The Valley Foundation, the Office of Community Health (OCH) sponsors a paid fellowship program of up to three months.  the Valley Fellowship program provides medical students with the opportunity to work on community responsive projects that meet a community-identified need in Santa Clara County or Northern San Mateo County, including Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Qualified Applicants must:

  • Be a current Stanford Medical Student
  • Possess diverse skillsets and background
  • Have a desire to shape future healthcare in local and global communities

 

Click here for Student Instructions and Application form and list of available projects.

Paid fellowship:

Students earn $1,250 to $10,000 in support of projects completed at Community Based Organizations. The stipend amount is based on total hours of work.  Payment is divided in thirds.

Placements: 

At OCH community partner locations, the San Mateo County Health Department or Santa Clara County Public Health. Students complete projects identified by the community partners.

Timeline:

Summer or during the academic year, half-time or full-time for 1-3 months (partners and students determine project timeline).

Number of Fellowships:

2-6 fellowships are granted annually.

Fellowship Project Guidelines

Projects must:

  • Meet a specific need identified by the community partner and can be reasonably completed during summer months or during the academic year.
  • Incorporate scholarly research
  • Focus on service-learning with clear project and learning objectives
  • Include a research poster presentation at the annual Community Health Symposium
  • Projects proposed by a Community Based Organization (CBO) are preferred. Student-initiated projects will be considered and must have OCH approval.

Important 2016 Dates

  • March 2 (Wednesday), Valley Fellowship Information Session
  • March 28 (Monday), Begin Application Period
  • April 29 (Friday), Applications Due
  • May 6 (Friday), Valley Fellows Announced
  • May 16 (Monday), Valley Fellowship Orientation

 

List of Valley Foundation Fellows 2002-2014

 

For more information, please email Jill Evans, MPH Research Program Director