Clinical Anatomy Summer Program

For High School and Pre-Med Students

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2021 Important Dates

Jan 20

Application opens

March 30

Application deadline

April 16

Applicants notified of acceptance

May 1

Tuition deposit due

May 28

Tuition due 


Clinical Anatomy Summer Program (CASP) applications now open

The Clinical Anatomy Summer Program (CASP) is for high school students considering careers in procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, EMTs/paramedics, and nursing. It may also be of interest to students who intend to study biomedical engineering, occupational or physical therapy, sports medicine, medical education or other health-related fields.

The course includes virtual classroom and virtual laboratory sessions led by Stanford instructors over Zoom and in Virtual Reality. These will include student-led clinical case study presentations, interactive VR sessions, hands-on activities, surgical simulations with human cadavers and more.

VR headset rental is included.

Program Overview

  • Schedule: Classes meet daily Monday - Friday 9:00-4:00pm.  Attendance is mandatory.
  • Age requirement: Must be age 16 or older to apply
  • Application Deadline: March 30
  • Course fee: $2,700 (Non-refundable)
  • Upon notification of acceptance, the entire course fee is due to ensure a place in the program. A limited amount of financial assistance may be available for those in need.
  • Instructors: The course is led by Stanford faculty in the Department of Surgery, Division of Clinical Anatomy
  • Location:  Virtual Program hosted via Zoom and Virtual Reality
  • Application requirements: Students will be asked to provide a short essay and one letter of recommendation. Parental consent forms will be required from accepted students.
  • Homework assignments: Students will complete daily assignments in preparation for each class and will spend time outside of class preparing for daily quizzes and clinical case study presentations.
  • 2021 Virtual CASP will host 4 identical 1 week sessions:
  • June 21- June 25
  • July 5-July 9
  • July 19-July 23
  • August 2-August 6