Visiting Positions

Stanford Medicine has a variety of positions for visitors ranging from student trainees to visiting faculty appointments. To inquire about positions, contact CAPE at (650) 724-5307 or



Visiting Faculty & Scholars

By invitation only, faculty or field experts from other institutions may be appointed Visiting Faculty or Scholar at Stanford University for research, educational, or other academic reasons. Candidates must have a doctoral degree, recognized expertise and sabbatical time or external financial support during their Stanford appointment.

Visiting Student Researchers

A student at another university who is engaged in graduate-level research in a field of interest to faculty at CAPE or as part of a larger Stanford Medicine research study or grant may apply to become a Visiting Student Researcher.  Typical appointments are three to six months for candidates who have obtained funding to answer a specific research question that utilizes simulation as a study methodology.  A monthly visiting researcher fee of $957 along with campus health service, health insurance and visa fees apply.

Graduate Nursing Student Preceptorships

CAPE's faculty precept local nursing students whose schools are allied with Stanford Children's Health.  During preceptorships, students gain experience in education using simulation as a methodology for training healthcare professionals.  Students also learn more about the skills needed to deliver safe patient care in the fields of pediatrics and obstetrics.  Preceptorships are initiated by participating schools' student advisors, CAPE faculty and Stanford Children's Health.

California Simulation Alliance Apprentices

The California Simulation Alliance (CSA), led by the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC), aims to foster the development of simulation as a modality for transforming the education of nurses. Through the CSA, nurses can apply for apprentice positions at four local simulation centers, including CAPE.  Apprentices at CAPE gain experience in both simulation-based education and the cognitive, technical and behavioral skills needed by providers in the fields of pediatrics and obstetrics.