Anatomy Scholars Program

Become an Anatomy Scholar

2019 Important Dates

Mar 15

Application Deadline

APR 15

Applicants notified of acceptances

The Clinical Anatomy Scholars program in the Division of Clinical Anatomy at Stanford allows recent college graduates an opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff in the Division and to contribute to a vibrant community committed to innovation and success in education, research, and technology.

The division encourages independent study and development, and in pursuit of such growth scholars are welcome to attend open Division events (such as talks or presentations), observe most teaching and research activities that take place in the anatomy labs or other facilities, and make use of the Anatomy Library and related resources. Recognizing the desire for long-term academic and professional growth that Anatomy Scholars typically exhibit, the faculty and staff of the division support scholars by making themselves available to advise and coach them in independent endeavors.

The Anatomy Scholars Program typically consists of a one-year duration with each year culminating in scholars assisting and teaching course material during our two-week Clinical Anatomy Summer Program (CASP) for high school students. 


  • Recently completed an undergraduate degree
  • Are interested in a career in Healthcare (MD, DDS, PA, Nursing, BioMedical, etc.)
  • Can commit to a one-year, part-time, position

Please email to learn more.

Current Anatomy Scholars

Student Employee, Surgery - Anatomy
Research Assistant


I graduated from Kenyon College in 2017, majoring in Biology with a Chinese minor. I now work as an Anatomy Scholar and Research Assistant at Stanford's Division of Clinical Anatomy. I was formerly a Research Assistant at the Stanford PULSE Institute, DeMirci laboratory. Outside of my Stanford research, I write for the Palo Alto Online; volunteer in hospice; do research in medical education and ethics; and co-direct Reinstalling Hope, an education 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Past Anatomy Scholars

Willie Hercule, 2018

Clinton Olivas, 2018

Ashley Peterson, 2018

Jessica Plaza, 2016

Aimee Alejandre, 2016

Erick Melara, 2015

Anna McGregor, 2015

Burke Boyle, 2014

Briana Evans, 2014

Aaron Pachner, 2013

Caitlin Lawson, 2013

Clay Crawford, 2012

Margaux Schwartzstein, 2012

Whitney Liehr, 2011

Matt Stephens, 2011