Anatomy Scholars Program

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 who are committed to innovation and success in teaching, 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 Clinical Anatomy Summer Program (CASP) for high school students. 



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


Please email to learn more.

Current Anatomy Scholars

Julie-Ann Nguyen

Senior Anatomy Scholar/ Researcher 

Julie-Ann Nguyen graduated from UC Berkeley in 2019 with a B.A. in Integrative Biology and a concentration in Human Biology after transferring from De Anza College.

Julie-Ann is passionate about anatomy education, and as Senior Anatomy Scholar, leads anatomy lab demonstrations and develops the Clinical Anatomy Summer Program. A passionate advocate for educational opportunities, she is also the director of the Clinical Anatomy Pre-Health Initiative, a summer program intensive for underrepresented undergraduate students interested in pursuing healthcare careers. Along with her role in the Division of Clinical Anatomy, Julie-Ann also works within the Division of Pediatric Surgery, studying intestinal lengthening.

Mason Gonzalez

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Mason Gonzalez graduated from Stanford University in 2022 with a B.S in Human Biology, and a concentration in Neurobiology. 

At Stanford, Mason was a member of the Stanford Pain Management Center, studying the effects of rTMS therapies on neurological pain disorders. He also worked with the Stanford Huntington's Disease Outreach Project, a student-run organization that focuses on making information about Huntington's Disease accessible to the general public. He was also a member of the Varsity Swimming and Diving team at Stanford, and a team captain his senior year. 

As an Anatomy Scholar, he hopes to focus his research into neuroanatomy. Mason also plans to attend medical school in 2023, with a focus in neuroscience and/or radiology. In his free time, he enjoys sketching, reading, and vintage shopping. 

Somin Jo

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Somin Jo graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2021 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior and a minor in International Peace Studies. 

At Notre Dame, Somin worked as a Senior Health & Wellness Fellow for the McDonald Center for Student Well-being, researched the soil lead levels in playgrounds located in the South Bend community, and assisted other Neuroscience majors as a Neuroscience lab teaching assistant. She was also an undergraduate tour guide and an active member of the Student Union. 

Currently, Somin works as a Clinical Anatomy scholar, volunteers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital as an ALGO newborn hearing screener, and spends time as a volunteer camp counselor for The Painted Turtle. Somin hopes to attend medical school in the future, with a special interest in pediatrics. 

Past Anatomy Scholars

Rocio Angeles, 2022

Maddie Hayes-Lattin, 2020

Hannah Hales, 2019

Gabby Schreiner, 2019

Christian Torres, 2019

Aldis Petriceks, 2019

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