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Certificates

In the past, OPA has issued certificates of completion for postdocs upon request. If you need evidence that you completed your postdoctoral training, a verification letter is the best choice. Letters are faster to produce; certificates can take months, as they require specialized printing and multiple signatures. 

Specific fellowships or subspecialties are not included on certificates.

Certificates 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.