Stanford Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine
Summer Internships 2024

Fostering Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders with Excellence and Innovation

MEDICAL INTERNSHIPS FOR FUTURE LEADERS: Educational Excellence, Diverse Leadership, Mentorship, Community Empowerment, Innovation and Curiosity - these are the core principles that drive the Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute (SASI). Through immersive experiences with Stanford faculty and real patients, we provide unparalleled quality education, inspiring and challenging our students to delve deep into the realms of science, technology, and medicine.

Our Mission

Nurturing Compassionate Careers and Future Leaders

Educational Excellence




Our programs are designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical science and technology, guided by the expertise of Stanford faculty. We deliver a rigorous curriculum that pushes the boundaries of traditional learning, blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical skills. This approach not only prepares our students for a career in medicine but also instills a lifelong love for learning and discovery.

SASI: Shaping Healthcare Leaders for Tomorrow

In the dynamic world of healthcare, SASI is a pioneer, molding the next generation of compassionate leaders. Our multi-faceted mission is guided by six core principles:

  1. Educational Excellence: Rigorous programs led by Stanford faculty provide a strong foundation in clinical science and technology, sparking a lifelong love for learning.
  2. Diverse Leadership: We foster an inclusive environment, empowering students from all backgrounds to make meaningful contributions to healthcare.
  3. Mentorship: Personalized guidance from faculty and real-life experiences inspire and shape future healthcare professionals.
  4. Community Empowerment: SASI graduates drive positive change, addressing healthcare gaps and improving accessibility.
  5. Innovation: We stay at the forefront of medical science and technology, equipping students to shape the future of healthcare.
  6. Curiosity: We encourage an intellectually stimulating environment where curiosity thrives.

Join SASI and redefine healthcare with us, one student at a time.

Our Programs

Explore Medicine Through Immersive Experiences

At the Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute (SASI), we offer three unique programs designed to cater to a variety of interests and learning preferences. Whether you're interested in an immersive on-campus experience, an accelerated clinical skills program, or a flexible and engaging virtual learning opportunity, SASI has a program that's right for you.


June 24-July 5, 2024

Our signature two-week on-campus program offers a comprehensive introduction to clinical medicine, science, and technology. Stanford faculty guide you through a rich curriculum with hands-on experiences, interactive simulations, and a real-world capstone project.

  • Immersive
  • Real-world Patients/Problems
  • Technology-driven


July 15 - July 19, 2024

This intensive one-week program delivers a focused clinical experience. Students practice advanced airway techniques, enhance patient-centered care understanding, and navigate complex scenarios with our experienced faculty.

  • Accelerated Learning
  • Specialized Skill Building
  • Expert-guided


July 29 - Aug 9, 2024

Prefer online learning? Join our engaging two-week virtual program, capturing the essence of on-campus. Interactive sessions, virtual simulations, and collaboration with peers and Stanford faculty await, all from the comfort of your home.

  • Flexible
  • Interactive and Collaborative
  • Global Collaborations


Experience SASI On-Campus Housing

Your Home, Your Community, Your SASI Journey

Welcome to the heart of your Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute (SASI) experience. Your journey begins with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant on-campus housing community. Here, you'll reside in classic undergraduate residence halls, fostering connections with students and residential staff from diverse backgrounds.

With lounges, common areas, laundry facilities, and convenient access to dining commons, your time in Stanford's housing promises a dynamic and inclusive environment. Whether you choose the residential or commuting student experience, SASI offers unique affordances that extend beyond the classroom, enriching your summer adventure in every way imaginable. Explore our housing offerings and discover the key to unlocking the full SASI experience.

Personalized Mentorship

Our peer mentorship program and commitment to individualized support


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.


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.

Finding a place for compassion as a career

“I think the program really helped pique my interest in medicine” SASI '19 participant Alan Portugeys discovered his passion for medicine and the importance of holistic patient care through his SASI experience.

Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity

Fueling innovation and improving healthcare outcomes

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

At the Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute (SASI), we firmly believe that diversity fuels innovation and enhances the quality of healthcare outcomes. As a cornerstone of our mission, we are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusivity that celebrates the uniqueness of each individual.

Health Equity: Bridging Gaps in Care

At the Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute (SASI), we firmly believe that diversity fuels innovation and enhances the quality of healthcare outcomes. As a cornerstone of our mission, we are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusivity that celebrates the uniqueness of each individual.

Inclusive Leadership Development

SASI is dedicated to fostering the development of compassionate leaders in healthcare from all walks of life. We recognize the importance of representation and the power of diverse perspectives in shaping the future of healthcare. Through our programs, we actively encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to explore and pursue careers in healthcare leadership.

Equitable Opportunities

We strive to provide equitable opportunities for every student to thrive in our programs. Our commitment to personalized attention ensures that each participant receives the support they need to excel. We value and respect the diverse experiences and backgrounds of our students, fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Join us in Embracing Diversity

At SASI, diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords; they are integral to our vision of shaping the future of healthcare. We invite you to be part of a community that values every individual and harnesses the power of diverse ideas to redefine healthcare for the better. Together, let's build a world where compassionate leaders from all backgrounds come together to create a more inclusive and equitable healthcare landscape

In search of curiosity and compassion

stories of our SASI past participants


Community Empowerment

Driving positive change

Empowering Communities for Compassionate Healthcare

At the Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute (SASI), our commitment goes beyond training individual healthcare professionals. We envision a future where communities are empowered to create compassionate, effective healthcare for all. Through our community empowerment initiatives, we inspire our students to become agents of positive change in their future careers.

Driving Positive Change
SASI instills in our students a deep sense of responsibility to effect positive change in the communities they serve. We believe that healthcare professionals have the power to transform lives and make a lasting impact on the well-being of individuals and entire communities. Our programs encourage students to think beyond the clinic walls and explore innovative ways to address healthcare gaps and improve accessibility.


A Diverse National and International Perspective

Exceptional students from 26 States and 20 Countries

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

Voice: 650-725-2993 (9AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM)
Fax: 650-497-9335

Contact Us

Program Development

Program Development, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Voice: 650-725-2993 (9AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM)
Fax: 650-497-9335

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
(Email reply may be delayed during periods of peak volume)
Voice: 650-725-2993 (9AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM)
Fax: 650-497-9335