No, Stanford CSI is not a residential program. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements and are required to provide information of their local address at the time of acceptance. Students can inquire at the Stanford housing office for possible housing options.
Yes, international students can apply. They are responsible for their own accommodations. Information about the local address should be provided to the program at the time of acceptance. Stanford University is not able to sponsor visas for the purpose of this certificate program. If international students apply and are accepted, they will need to make all arrangements on their own to be in Palo Alto during the two-week program.
Students can still apply as long as their school transcripts are provided. If you are in 10th grade and have not taken the PSAT or you are an applicant who has taken one of the tests but has not received your scores, please upload a Word document or PDF with a brief statement stating why you do not have scores. You will need to submit delayed test scores to email@example.com as soon as you receive the score reports. All students, except international students who did not have the opportunity to take these tests, must provide their scores as soon as available. Applications will not be considered complete until test scores are received.
If you are in your first year of undergraduate studies, then you will need to provide your test score (PSAT, SAT, or ACT) results. If you are in your second year or beyond, then you do not have to provide your test scores.
Stanford CSI is a clinically oriented internship and students may at times come in contact with patients during case studies (eg transplant patients on immune suppressant medications), standardized patients, clinicians and nurses, so it is important to know that they are healthy and do not have any communicable diseases, in particular tuberculosis. Documentation of a negative TB test (Mantoux or Quantiferon) within the preceding year is therefore required. If you have received the BCG tuberculosis vaccine, you will send need to send in a negative Quantiferon.
Students usually check in from 8:30-9am. Generally, classes start at 9am and end at 4pm every day. Over the course of the two-week session, students may have an earlier start time and later end time for classes. When these adjustments are necessary, students will be given advanced notice of the schedule change.
Stanford Express Care and Stanford Emergency room are available to the students to seek care. Students are required to be covered individually or be on their parent’s insurance and those accepted will be required to show proof of coverage and a release for treatment for those under 18.
Each student is required to fill out a health form providing all the information about allergies and medications currently taken. Students will bring their medications to the campus and the program officials will administer them as required.
Parents can contact Kimya Stidum at 650-724-6060 if there is an urgent matter concerning their student while the student is on campus. Kimya will be at LKSC when the participants are on campus and may also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is limited parking available on campus. We recommend the monthly ‘C’ parking pass for any participants who do not have the option to bike or be dropped off each day. Parking is available at the parking structure off of Welch and Stock Farm Road (parking structure 5) and also the parking structure at Roth Way (parking structure 1). For more information regarding parking, please visit the Parking & Transportation Services website at https://transportation.stanford.edu/.
No, program does not provide transportation to the campus. Students can drive to campus or get dropped off and picked up every day. There are free campus shuttles available to and from the train station. Information about the shuttle schedule is available at transportation.stanford.edu.
All students will receive a certificate of completion for participating in the program. The certificate will be issued on the last day of the program. Students are required to attend all days with the exception of a day for illness or for emergencies.
Professional attire is required at all times as there will be interaction with physicians, patients, residents and medical students (no jeans, T- shirts, tank tops or cutoffs).
Students will be provided with white coats, scrubs and stethoscopes. They are expected to have their white coats and stethoscopes during sessions with patients. Scrubs will be required on the days of activities like dissections, suturing and anatomy lab.