Anatomy Scholars Program

2020 Application Cycle Has Opened

2020 Important Dates


Application Open

MAR 15

Application Closed

APR 15

Applicants notified of acceptances

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 two-week 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

Hannah Hales

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Hannah Hales graduated from Stanford University in 2018, majoring in Human Biology. She currently works as an Anatomy Scholar in the Division of Clinical Anatomy.

Her work in the department includes serving as a teaching assistant for various courses in the division, dissection, leading anatomy tutorials for visiting groups (using both prosections and digital resources), assisting with administration in the Willed Body Program, and independent research. She is particularly interested in head and neck anatomy, as well as skeletal anatomy.

In addition, Hannah is also involved in research with Dr. Masaki Arioka of the Helms Laboratory, studying mesenchymal stem cells and adipocytes in the bone marrow cavity, and the Wnt signaling pathway. She plans to attend Dental School in the future, and is interested in orthodontics, prosthodontics and maxillofacial surgery.

For the past two years, she has assisted in an Orthodontist office, learning about craniofacial anomalies, surgical methods for patients with cleft lip/palate, and the use of cephalometric x-rays for the assessment of occlusion. Hannah is also interested in medical illustration, she finds the intersection between science and art particularly fascinating. In her free time, she loves to paint, draw, hike and play the harp.

Julie-Ann Nguyen

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Julie-Ann Nguyen attended De Anza College and then graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Integrative Biology with a concentration in Human Biology. During her undergraduate career, her interest in racial/cultural health disparities and social justice inspired her involvement in the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) as the Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health/ Gender and Sexuality Committee Chair, a participant in UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Field Study Internship, and the mentor coordinator for the Southeast Asian Student Coalition. Currently, Julie-Ann works as an Anatomy Scholar, assisting faculty with courses and administrative duties in the anatomy lab. In her free time, Julie-Ann volunteers at the Asian Law Alliance in the immigration clinic and likes to read, cook, and take care of her plants!

Maddie Hayes-Lattin

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Maddie Hayes-Lattin graduated from Stanford University in 2019 with a B.S. in Bioengineering. She currently works as an Anatomy Scholar in the Division of Clinical Anatomy with a special interest in musculoskeletal anatomy, sports injury mechanisms, and orthopedic applications of anatomy.

Maddie plans to attend medical school, and wants to pursue emergency medicine, or orthopedic or trauma surgery. She is also interested in medical devices and applying design principles to solving biomedical problems in healthcare.

Outside of the Division of Clinical Anatomy, Maddie is a teaching assistant for Stanford’s EMT training program and a member of Stanford EMS (StEMS), a student group of certified EMT-Basics that provides standby medical service to the students, faculty, and community at campus events. In her free time, she likes to ski, trail run, bike, and read.

Rocio Angeles

Anatomy Scholar/Research Assistant

Rocio Angeles graduated from Saint Mary's College of California with a B.S. in Allied Health Sciences. 

She currently works as an Anatomy Scholar in the Division of Clinical Anatomy with a special interest in anatomical variations. ​

During her undergraduate career, her passion for anatomy education led her to serve as a teaching assistant. She has assisted with the Stanford Clinical Anatomy Summer Program for several years.

Additionally, she has had the opportunity to shadow surgeons in South America, learning about neurosurgery, general surgery and vascular surgery. Rocio plans to attend medical school in the future, with a special interest in surgical specialties. In her free time, she likes to draw, act, and sing. ​

Past Anatomy Scholars

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