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Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine
Summer Internships 2023

Compassionate careers, inspiring mentorship, clinical and technology skills

MEDICAL INTERNSHIPS FOR TOMORROW'S LEADERS: We focus on clinical medicine at the intersection of science and technology. We provide hands-on experience with clinical skills such as suturing, splinting, and intubation. Students receive mentorship from real patients, Stanford faculty, and medical students to cultivate compassionate careers in science, technology and medicine. 

We have three internships, three ways to explore careers in medicine.

Our signature two-week on-campus program featuring a capstone opportunity to partner with a patient in solving a health care problem.

Program Dates: June 26 - July 7, 2023

An innovative one-week program on our Stanford campus for those who seek an accelerated clinical experience.

Program Dates: July 17-July 21, 2023

An interactive and engaging program for those who prefer to join us for an online-only virtual  experience.

Program Dates: July 31-August 11, 2023

Application Deadlines

Our early decision deadlines:

  • ED1: Jan 7, 2023
  • ED2: Jan 27, 2023

Our regular decision deadlines:

  • RD1: Feb 28, 2023
  • RD2: Mar 7, 2023

Housing Deadlines

Our early decision housing deadlines:

  • ED1: Jan 7, 2023
  • ED2: Jan 27, 2023

Our regular decision housing deadlines:

  • RD1: Feb 28, 2023
  • RD2: No housing offered

Decision Notifications

Our early decision deadlines:

  • ED1: Jan 21, 2023
  • ED2: Feb 14, 2023


Our regular decision deadlines
:

  • RD1: Mar 1, 2023
  • RD2: Mar 28, 2023

Our inspirational summer internships 2023

Explore careers in clinical sciences and technology


Are you a high school or college student with a passion for health care? 

Tailored for career success
Our two-week medical internships for high school students and pre-med undergraduate students seeking careers in clinical medicine, STEM, biomedical research, and the application of technology in medicine. 

Are you curious about clinical sciences, health care technology, or research?

Guided by leading Stanford faculty
We focus on clinical medicine at the intersection of science and technology. We provide hands-on experience with clinical skills such as suturing, splinting, and intubation. Students receive mentorship from Stanford medical students and faculty to cultivate career development.

Empowered with skills and experience
As technology continues to transform the way we navigate our medical system, it is imperative to equip students with necessary health care technology skills to anticipate future challenges with thought, inclusivity, and professionalism.

Bassam Kadry, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Director, SASI

Larry Chu, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, SASI

Sachin Mittal, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Director SASI

Rafael Rincon, 2018

"The program offers many opportunities to connect with professionals and ePatients with exposure and expertise not only in anesthesiology, but in global health, biotechnology, and other areas. Students can find mentors that can invaluably inform their career choices, offer unique opportunities and insight in the medical industry, and career building advice beyond high school and undergraduate studies."

An immersive Stanford learning experience

Unique hands-on experiences at the Stanford School of Medicine


Students in our program practicing intubation in a medicine lab.

SOME OF THE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES WE PROVIDE:

  • Perform intubations and IV placements in a state-of the-art simulation lab.
  • Master airway anatomy using high-fidelity simulators and virtual reality.
  • Observe anesthesiologists providing patient care in a clinical setting.
  • Collaborate in a team environment to address a simulated airway emergency.

Students enjoying our beautiful Stanford campus.

HOSTED ON THE STANFORD CAMPUS:

  • Simulation sessions held at Stanford's Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning & Veterans Health Administration Simulation Center.
  • Daily educational sessions - didactics led by Anesthesia experts, problem-based-learning exercises, medical career workshops, design charettes, medical education media creation, and more.
  • Tour Stanford facilities housing the latest innovations in health care, including 3D bioprinters and robotic surgical systems.

Foundations: Our Signature Two-Week Internship

Stanford Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Internship


A curriculum grounded in the clinical sciences

A rigorous two-week program led by Stanford faculty

Our two-week medical internships for high school students and premedical students begins with a broad overview of health care, framed within the perspective of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine. In the first week our students receive an introduction to the principles of the health care system, patient-centered care, and physiology of major organ systems. Concepts of technology, particularly digital health and emerging technologies and their potential application to meet gaps in the health care system are also introduced.

Students also begin working on capstone projects with teams, in co-production with Medicine X ePatient mentors. In the second week, our students apply their foundational learnings to clinical medical practice through BLS certification training, and immersive learning sessions in obstetric anesthesia, regional anesthesia, simulation and crisis management in medicine. The program concludes with a formal presentation of capstone projects to a panel of esteemed scholars.

Advanced: Our Clinical Skills Internship

For those seeking more extensive patient-centered interactions


Our one-week advanced clinical skills practice medical internships for high school students and premedical students is designed to allow motivated participants to explore future careers in health care through continued exposure to intensive and rigorous skill practice.

 Program participants in our advanced clinical skills practice internship will have the opportunity to practice airway management skills they learned in the Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Internship. Scaffolding on this knowledge, they will acquire skills in advanced airway techniques such as video-assisted laryngoscopy, and fiberoptic intubation practice. 

Virtual: A Global Internship

For those seeking a more flexible and engaging virtual-only internship

Tailored toward those seeking a global perspective in health care, our Virtual SASI internship allows participants a flexible virtual-only participation experience. We have tailored our program for the virtual environment to feature leading global experts in health care. Past program speakers have included experts from the World Health Organizations, Nobel Laureates, and leading medical scientists and researchers.

Students also begin working on capstone projects with teams, in co-production with Medicine X ePatient mentors. In the second week, our students apply their foundational learnings to clinical medical practice through BLS certification training, and immersive learning sessions in obstetric anesthesia, regional anesthesia, simulation and crisis management in medicine. The program concludes with a formal presentation of capstone projects to a panel of esteemed scholars.

Important Dates for Summer Internships 2023

  • PROGRAM DATES 
  • Applications Open: Dec 6th, 2022
  • Foundations: June 26th-July 7th, 2023 (on campus)
  • Virtual: July 31th-Aug 11th, 2023 (virtual)
  • Advanced: July 17th-July 21st, 2023 (on campus)

Instagrammable Moments

A diverse national and international perspective

Exceptional students from 26 States and 20 Countries

Diverse faculty expertise - 2023 Faculty will be announced soon

Leading experts in science, technology, patient partnership and clinical medicine

Personal stories of growth and success

Students and parents from our program share their personal stories of impact

BRANDON'S STORY

Anesthesiology and patient leaders

Summer student Brandon Deras-Guerra talks about how our summer program opened his eyes to a career in anesthesiology and introduced him to the power of the patient voice in medicine.

ZIYAN'S STORY

Gaining empathy, respect and trust

Summer student Ziyan Peng talks about the expert patient faculty she met in our summer program, who gave her a deeper understanding of empathy, respect, and trust.

Our program at a glance


Program Details

  • Tuition: $5500 In-Person Sessions, $4000 Virtual Sessions. Advanced Clinical Experience tuition is $3500.00.
  • Very limited financial assistance is available to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • High achieving students may receive a letter of completion at the discretion of Program Director, Dr. Larry Chu.
  • The program offers limited on-campus housing (pending approval by ReSTART committee).
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Program Eligibility

  • You are in high school or an undergraduate in college.
  • You have demonstrated an interest in science, health care or medicine and are looking for an opportunity to learn more skills and increase your knowledge.

  • Application is required ($95 application fee. The application fee may be waived for students who demonstrate financial need. Please email summermed@stanford.edu for waiver application).

    Admission to the Advanced SASI session requires successful completion of the Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Internship or completion of a prior medical internship. Past participants from prior years and students from Session 1 2023 may apply to attend this session. Students intending to apply for Session 1 2023 and  also attend the Advanced SASI should apply for Early Decision if possible.

How to Apply

  •  Submit an online application form with the following:
  • 2 Short Essay Questions
  • Resume
  • Official copies of transcripts from the last two years of school
  • Application Fee of $95, payable online with credit card
  • Recommendations from 2 teachers or mentors as part of your online application (at least 1 from a science teacher)
  • Due to the highly selective nature of our internship program, qualified applicants will be invited to be interviewed.
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT Scores (Optional, not required)

 

In search of curiosity and compassion

stories of our SASI past participants

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Get in Touch

Our program faculty and staff are available for questions

Larry Chu, MD

Program Director

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
summermed@stanford.edu
650.723.4671

Contact Us

Program Development

Program Development, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
summermed@stanford.edu
650.723.4671


Submit an online request

If you have any questions about the Summer Program, the best way to reach out is to submit an online request.

Contact information

Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) Lab
2370 Watson Court, Suite 235, MC 5352
Palo Alto, California 94303
summermed@stanford.edu
aim.stanford.edu
650-723-4671