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.


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.


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