SASI Foundations

Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Internship | Our Signature Two-Week On-Campus Summer Internship

Program Overview

Discover the Future of Healthcare Education

Welcome to the Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute (SASI) Foundations program, where education meets innovation and curiosity knows no bounds. Embark on a transformative journey that will shape your understanding of clinical medicine, science, and technology.

A Glimpse into Your Journey

  • Immersive Learning: Dive into hands-on experiences that take you beyond theory and into the heart of clinical practice. From suturing to intubation, you'll gain the practical skills essential to a career in medicine.
  • Real-World Patients, Real-World Problems: Solve actual healthcare challenges through our capstone project, where you'll collaborate with a team to develop innovative solutions that can impact lives.
  • Technology-Driven Excellence: Experience the future of healthcare through cutting-edge technologies, guided by Stanford's renowned faculty and experts.

Your SASI Foundations experience isn't just a program—it's a path to becoming a compassionate, skilled, and innovative healthcare leader.

Join Us in Pioneering Tomorrow's Healthcare

Are you ready to step into the world of SASI Foundations? Explore our dynamic curriculum, engage with expert faculty, and discover a community that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusivity, and thrives on curiosity.

Apply today and become part of a legacy that's shaping the future of healthcare, one student at a time.

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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

Program tuition for 2024 is $5,850.00. *Housing is not included in program tuition.

Key Program Features

At SASI Foundations, we believe in learning by doing. Our program is designed to immerse you in real-world healthcare challenges, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to make a difference. Explore the key features that set our program apart:

  1. Hands-On Capstone Projects

    • Get ready to tackle real healthcare issues in our capstone projects. Work collaboratively with your peers to develop innovative solutions, applying what you've learned in a practical, problem-solving context.
  2. Expert Faculty Guidance

    • Learn from the best in the field. Our experienced faculty provide expert guidance, ensuring you're well-prepared to navigate complex clinical scenarios and make informed decisions.
  3. Cutting-Edge Technology

    • Embrace the future of healthcare. Explore the latest in medical technology, gaining hands-on experience with cutting-edge tools and innovations.
  4. Immersive Learning

    •  Dive into the world of clinical practice. Our immersive learning experiences take you beyond theory, giving you the practical skills essential for a career in medicine.
  5. Real-World Problem Solving

    • Address actual healthcare challenges. Put your problem-solving skills to the test as you work with your team to develop creative solutions that can impact lives.

Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Apply to SASI Foundations today and be part of a community that's shaping the future of healthcare through hands-on learning and innovation.

Breaking Barriers

“I plan to go into medicine because in addition to my desire to save lives, I hope to be a voice for minorities.”


Curriculum Breakdown

Our two-week curriculum 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.

The SASI Foundations Journey: Essential Steps

Embark on a transformational voyage with SASI Foundations, where every moment is a step towards becoming a healthcare leader. From the excitement of applying to the program, to the friendships forged during your time on the Stanford campus, to the dynamic learning experiences in our classrooms and hands-on labs, this is a journey like no other. You'll explore cutting-edge technology, collaborate with peers from around the world, and gain insights from experienced mentors who are passionate about your success. Your journey extends beyond the program as you join a global community of SASI alumni. It's more than an educational experience; it's a life-changing adventure filled with excellence, innovation, inclusivity, and lifelong friendships. Start your SASI Foundations journey today and redefine your future in healthcare.

Journey to Medical School

"SASI reignited my passion for direct patient care as an anesthesiologist. Shadowing Stanford's anesthesiologists was pivotal."


Application Process

Are you ready to take the first step towards an exciting journey in healthcare leadership? Applying to SASI is straightforward, and we're here to guide you through the process. To make things even more transparent, we've included visuals that illustrate each step along the way. Let's get started:

Date Event

Unveiling SASI 2024: Your Path to Healthcare Excellence

Interested in learning more about the Application process and SASI program offerings?  Please register for our Opening of Applications Webinar via the Zoom link below.  We look forward to seeing you soon!  

Register in advance for this webinar: Click Here

10/15/2024 Meet the Mentors-in-Residence: Your Guides to Success at SASI 2024
11/17/2023 Unlocking Success: Top Application Tips for SASI 2024
12/22/2023 Unlocking Success: Top Application Tips for SASI 2024
1/12/2024 Unlocking Success: Top Application Tips for SASI 2024
2/22/2024 Unlocking Success: Top Application Tips for SASI 2024
2/9/2024 Navigating Your SASI Application: Tips and Enrollment Insights
3/1/2024 Navigating Your SASI Application: Tips and Enrollment Insights
4/11/2024 Navigating Your SASI Application: Tips and Enrollment Insights
  • Applications Open: September 15th, 2023
  • SASI Dual Pathway: 
    June 24th-July 5th, 2024 and July 15th - July 19, 2024th
  • Session 1: June 24th-July 5th 2024
  • Session 2: July 29th - Aug 9th, 2024
  • Clinical Skills Medical Internship: July 15th - July 19th, 2024

Join the Journey

At SASI, every step is a stride toward greatness.

Inspired by past participants' dedication, it's your turn now. Shape healthcare's future with us. Apply today for a transformative journey of challenge, inspiration, and community. Ready to start? Let's go together.

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

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