High School &
Stanford Medicine has a number of opportunities for high school students and undergraduates at Stanford and other schools preparing for a future in medicine or science.
Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training Program (CREST)
This 10-week program matches participants with a faculty mentor who helps them craft a research project in a state-of-the-art lab.
Dia de los Muertos Pre-Health Conference
This day-long event provides academic, professional, cultural and social support to Chicanos and Latinos pursuing careers in the areas of science, medicine and public health. The three Chicanos/Latinos in Health Education (C.H.E.) groups in the Bay Area (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Stanford) rotate hosting the annual conference.
Stanford Summer Research Program
This fully-funded residential program helps undergraduates of diverse backgrounds prepare for PhD programs in the sciences.
Stanford Summer Premedical Programs
This six-week residential program targets community college students in the Northern California region, providing exposure to medicine and health through a variety of topics.
Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Pre-Health Conference
Ideal for undergraduate students considering medicine as a career, this day-long conference offers an in-depth experience of what it takes to enter the medical field and succeed.
Cardinal Free Clinics
Cardinal Free Clinics educate and empower the next generation of health care leaders through internships to proactively address health disparities and improve access to care in their communities.
Ethnicity and Medicine
A spring lecture series that challenges undergraduate students to explore how culture and language impact the effectiveness of clinical encounters.
Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP)
LEAP is a project-based seminar series designed for Bay Area premedical students seeking structured leadership development while improving community health and wellness.
For Both High School Students & Undergraduates
Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute
An engaging two-week program for undergraduates and high school students interested in exploring careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), medicine, and health technology. Stanford faculty mentor students as they work towards solving real healthcare design challenges.
Stanford Cardiovascular Surgery Internship
This internship is designed for high school and undergraduate students considering careers in cardiovascular physiology and incorporates commonly used medical and surgical techniques.
Stanford Clinical Internship
A two-week program for premed undergraduates and motivated high school students interested in medicine. The curriculum includes lectures about medical specialties, laboratory learning opportunities, and sessions with current students and medical school admissions officers.
Civic Engagement Symposium
This symposium explores multidisciplinary approaches toward improving health, illness, and wellness. Presenters have have developed and implemented community health – related projects, events, activities, programs and initiatives with a community or educational partner.
Stanford STARS Internship Program
Interns with the Science, Technology, and Reconstructive Surgery (STaRS) summer program spend seven weeks mastering basic lab techniques, participating in research projects, and presenting their work, all under the mentorship of experienced researchers.
High School Programs
Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Program
This eight-week program gives high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral scholars and students on a medically oriented project.
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program
This fully funded summer residential program helps low-income and ethnically underrepresented sophomore and junior high school students from Northern California to prepare for careers in medicine.
SMASH Medical Curriculum
A free-of-cost, STEM-intensive college preparation program for underrepresented and low-income high school students, this five-week program is comprised of five sessions designed to expose the students to a range of healthcare careers.
This four-week lecture series provides an introduction to current research conducted by faculty in Stanford Medicine's Institutes of Medicine, as well as research in the fields of bioengineering and genetics.
Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience at Stanford
This intensive one-week summer program includes interactive seminars with Stanford faculty and researchers, and the opportunity to work on a team to develop solutions to social issues related to psychiatry, psychology or neuroscience.
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