Stanford Health Policy trains students to be the next generation of leaders in the field of health policy and research. We offer a Scholarly Concentration in Health Services and Policy Research for medical students, and post-doctoral fellowships focused on health services research and development, medical informatics and geriatrics. Our faculty members teach a variety of courses on a wide range of topics, such as outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, health economics, implementation and decision science, health-care systems and health law.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent police killings of Black individuals have once again shone a light on the deep-rooted social and racial injustices in our society. Stanford Health Policy is committed to doing our part to contribute to a more equitable and just society. We recognize that both the unequal health impacts of the pandemic and the trauma of racism and racial violence constitute significant public health problems, and we hope prospective students from diverse backgrounds consider joining our program to help us continue to make important contributions in health policy to address these and many other problems of our day.
To this end, Stanford Health Policy reaffirms its commitment to perform individualized, holistic review of each applicant to its graduate programs. We recognize that students may have faced significant challenges during the period of disruption caused by the pandemic, racial violence, and police brutality. We will take individual circumstances into account during application review. Importantly, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/No Credit and other grading options during this unprecedented time, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students. Our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are excellent and encompass a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that enrich the graduate educational experience. The application requirements for the Academic Year 2021-22 will be finalized later this summer and the application will open in September 2020.