Arbor Free Clinic's Immersion in Community Medicine Program


Thank you for your interest in the Arbor Free Clinic Immersion in Community Medicine program!

The Immersion in Community Medicine program was created to extend Arbor's mission of engaging with our communities and education future healthcare leaders in the area surrounding our clinic: Its goals are:

  1. To inspire high school students to enter the field of medicine, particularly for those who come from under-served or disadvantaged backgrounds;
  2. To encourage the students to serve their local community;
  3. To foster valuable mentoring relationships with undergraduates, medical students, and physicians.


  1. Complete  6 educational, mentoring, and shadowing sessions with Stanford physicians, medical students, and undergraduates over the course of six consecutive Sundays (10 AM - 1 PM).
  2. Participate in case study discussions, interact with Arbor Free Clinic's medical directors and student volunteers, and undergo patient interview and vital signs training.
  3. Work with your program peers on creating a project and presentation about a common health problem affecting the community.


We currently run the 6-week program four times over the academic year in the the fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. 

The ICM program is free of charge. As it is a competitive application process, we recommend students to take care in completing the application. Current high school sophomores or juniors who either live or attend school in the Bay Area  are eligible to apply. You must be able to attend all six sessions to apply.

Once accepted, students will be required to have adequate vaccinations (MMR, Tb, and flu) to participate in this program.