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.

Angel Cleare

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Angel Cleare graduated from Stanford University in 2023 with a B.S. in Human Biology concentrating on the Physiological and Behavioral Elements of Well-being. She also minored in Spanish. At Stanford, Angel was involved with research on dietary health interventions, focusing mainly on certain psychosocial factors that may aid in improving engagement in these interventions. She was a member of the Stanford Equestrian Team and also served as President of the Caribbean Students Association. Angel plans to attend medical school in 2025, with a focus on sports medicine. Outside of school. Angel enjoys powerlifting, singing, sketching, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Abraham Alatorre

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Abraham Alatorre graduated from Stanford University in 2023 with a B.S. in Human Biology and a concentration in Pathophysiology and the Bio-Social Foundations of Disease.

At Stanford he was awarded the Chicanx/Latinx Communities Fellowship, allowing him to return to his home region of the San Joaquin Valley to study the socioeconomic manifestations of disease. He is especially passionate about barriers to healthcare and higher education amongst mixed-status families. A FLI student himself, he served as the Chemistry Teaching Assistant for the Leland Scholars Program. He was also a member of Mariachi Cardenal de Stanford, acting as Vice-President and Musical Director. 

As an Anatomy Scholar, he hopes to expand accessible anatomy education to underserved Valley youth and focus his research on cardiovascular anatomy. Abraham plans to attend medical school in 2024, with special interests in health equity, complex care, and surgery.

Trudy Kim

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Trudy Kim graduated from Stanford University in 2023 with a B.S. in Human Biology, and a concentration in Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior.

At Stanford, Trudy was involved with research in community health and neuropsychiatry, focusing mainly on research in plastic surgery as co-founder of C.A.R.E., a non-profit research organization. She was a member of Cardinal Ballet Company, Stanford's student-led ballet company, and was Artistic Director her senior year.

As an Anatomy Scholar, she hopes to combine her passion in the arts and sciences to explore educational research. Trudy also plans to attend medical school in 2024, with a focus in surgery. In her free time, she enjoys working out, baking, and crocheting.

Past Anatomy Scholars

Somin Jo, 2023

Mason Gonzalez, 2023

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