Stanford University School of Medicine, the oldest medical school in the West, encourages intellectual diversity in students interested in developing a scholarly, investigative approach to problems in medicine and science. The school has more than 850 faculty, 1,450 postdoctoral scholars, 456 M.D. students and 546 Ph.D. and M.S. candidates. Medical students gain clinical experience at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Ph.D. programs offer interdisciplinary research opportunities with faculty from throughout the university. Each year, faculty receive grants and contracts totaling more than $375 million in support for research, teaching and patient care. Call (650) 723-6861 or visitmed.stanford.edu.