Stanford issues Certificates of Completion for postdocs at the request of their faculty mentors at the end of their appointments.
Certificates are official University documents with the name of the department, signatures, and University seal. With clinical departments at the SoM, Division name is included. Specific fellowships or subspecialties cannot be included.
Certificates only document the time postdocs were directly appointed though OPA. Certificates are not issued for periods of time when the trainee/scholar was appointed through a different office or held a different status at Stanford, i.e., if the individual only held an appointment through the GME office at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, appointed through HHMI, or held a Visiting Scholar, Visiting Student, or staff position.
Certificates are produced quarterly, after submission of notice of termination to OPA. Printed certificates are mailed to department administrators to secure faculty signatures before being mailed to the former postdoc.