Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine
Summer Internships 2020

Compassionate careers, inspiring mentorship, clinical and technology skills


An inspirational summer internships 2020

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.

Larry Chu, MD
Program Director
Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

"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."

~Rafael Ricon, 2018 Graduate with Distinction

An immersive Stanford learning experience

Unique hands-on experiences at the Stanford School of Medicine


Students in our 2018 program practicing intubation in a medicine lab.

A GLIMPSE OF 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.

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.


Important Dates for Summer Internships 2020

  • PROGRAM DATES 
  • Applications Open: September 20, 2019
  • Session 1: June 15 - June 26, 2020
  • Session 2: July 27 - August 7, 2020
  • Session 3* (Advanced): July 6 - July 17, 2020 *contingent on applicant qualifications
  • EARLY DECISION 
  • Early Decision Application Deadline: December 23, 2019
  • Early Decision Notification of Acceptance Status: January 17, 2020
  • Early Decision Tuition and Forms Due:  February 14, 2020
  • STANDARD DECISION 
  • Standard Application Deadline: February 14, 2020
  • Standard Notification of Acceptance Status: March 9, 2020
  • Standard Decision Tuition and Forms Due: March 29, 2020

A diverse national and international perspective

Exceptional students from 26 States and 14 Countries

New for 2020 - The Advanced Session

A deeper immersive summer medical internship for the student seeking more

Instagrammable moments

Highlights and snapshots from our past summer sessions


Diverse faculty expertise

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: $4500 Regular Sessions, $5995 Advanced Sessions
  • Scholarships are 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 does not offer on-campus housing
  • Session 1: June 15 - June 26, 2020
  • Session 2: July 27 - August 27, 2020    
  • Session 3* (Advanced Session): July 6 - July 17, 2020 *contigent on applicant qualifications

Program Eligibility

  • You are a current sophomore, junior or senior in high school or an undergraduate in college (you must be 16 years old at the start of the program)
  • 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 ($195 application fee. The application fee may be waived for students who demonstrate financial need. Please email summermed@stanford.edu for waiver application).

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 $195, payable online with credit card
  • Recommendations from 2 teachers or mentors as part of your online application (at least 1 from a science teacher)
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT Scores (optional, recommended for Advanced session applications)
  • Early Decision Form : Due December 23, 2019
  • Standard Decision Form : Due February 14, 2019

 

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

Kathie Paul Wilkerson

Program Development

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