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Clinical Anatomy Pre-Health Initiative (CAPHI)

June 20, 2022 - June 25, 2022

The Clinical Anatomy Pre-Health Initiative (CAPHI) is hosted by the Stanford Department of Surgery and Division of Clinical Anatomy. CAPHI is a week-long summer intensive for undergraduate students who identify as first-generation college students, low-income, and/or underrepresented in health professions. CAPHI seeks to empower pre-health students in their educational paths by introducing students to the academic rigor of graduate level anatomy coursework and exploring a multitude of allied health professions. CAPHI students will attend an anatomy lecture series, anatomy labs with cadaveric specimens, skill-building sessions, and speaker workshops. 

CAPHI will be held in-person, at the Stanford University School of Medicine Campus in Stanford, CA. Students will be required to attend all sessions. Transportation costs will be reimbursed for qualifying students up to $130 for the program (must be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident to qualify for reimbursement), and daily lunch will be provided. Students do not need to attend a school in the Bay Area or live in the Bay Area to participate in CAPHI, but for this iteration of the program, we recommend that students come from areas local to Stanford.

Program eligibility:

CAPHI students must identify with one or more of the following: 

  • First generation college student 
  • Low-income background 
  • Minority in medicine/ health professions 
Students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof upon acceptance into the program. 


Program dates: June 20, 2022 - June 25, 2022

Application Deadline: April 11, 2022 11:59PM PST

CAPHI Application 

Prospective CAPHI students must complete an application form and record two 1-3 minute interview videos to be considered for the program. Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded in the application form so please have them ready when you begin filling out the form. The application form and interview videos must be submitted by the application deadline. All applicant materials will be reviewed after the deadline. Decisions will be released via email the first week of May. 

Interview Videos

Please upload two 1-3 minute videos responding to the following questions. The interview video upload link will be shared via email upon completion of the application form. 

1. Tell us about yourself. 
You can describe your family, childhood, primary and secondary school years, and undergraduate years. You should also discuss the motivational factors which led you to be interested in an allied-health profession, including any disadvantages or obstacles which might put your accomplishments into context. 

2. Why did you decide to apply to the Clinical Anatomy Pre-Health Initiative, and what do you hope to gain from the program should you be accepted? 
Describe your interest in clinical anatomy as well as your goal in exploring allied-health professions. 

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