Stanford Summer Premedical Programs

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Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP)

The Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP) targets current community college students considered low-income and/or underrepresented in medicine providing exposure to medicine and health through topics in health disparities, leadership challenges in health provision and administration, science success strategies, professional development, clinical exposure, successful preparation for the medical school application process, postsecondary and graduate/professional school financing. 

SSCCPP is currently offered as a six-week residential program, allowing  talented and motivated community college students interested in medicine to immerse themselves in the Stanford School of Medicine network through a variety of personal and professional development experiences. 

This program is designed to impact the San Francisco Bay area and its contiguous counties, promoting growth and diversity of the health workforce in the region. 

Participants are REQUIRED to reside on campus for the duration of the program and will be immersed in topic areas including:

Critical reading and research of medical literature 

Civic engagement, leadership, and political activism in medicine 

Science preparatory classes (previously anatomy, molecular cellular bio, chemistry) 

An introduction to the MCAT 

Academic success and test-taking strategies 

The medical school admissions  and financing process


Additional activities promote:

Peer networking 

Medical student mentorship 

Clinical shadowing and research opportunity education 

Application cycle: December 1, 2018 through March 30, 2018*
*Priority consideration given to applications submitted by February 28, 2019

Selectees will be awarded a scholarship that covers all program expenses including housing, meals, participation fees and materials.


"[This program] has further solidified my career choice. I am pursuing a medical career with more passion and enthusiasm than before. I have also taken leadership roles after the HCOP program - something I never thought I would do as an undergraduate student."
- Emily Weibel, HCOP 2011, MS1, UC Davis

How to Apply

The Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP) application is now OPEN.
Priority Application deadline:
February 28, 2019
Application closes: March 30, 2019

Contact Us

Center of Excellence 
in Diversity in Medical Education

1265 Welch Road, MSOB, Suite 100
Stanford, CA 94305

What happened to the Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)?

Stanford Summer HCOP was a federally funded, six-week academically intensive residential program that providing a living and learning community for talented college sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in medicine.This program was offered with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration under the department of Health and Human Services. DUE TO FUNDING LIMITATIONS, THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.