SASI Virtual

Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Internship | Where Boundaries Fade, Opportunities Rise

Program Overview

Where Boundaries Fade, Opportunities Rise

Welcome to the SASI Virtual Internship, where the realm of healthcare education extends its borders to accommodate your global ambitions. Prepare for a journey that will reshape your understanding of healthcare through the power of virtual exploration.

Your Virtual Journey:

  • Engaging Virtual Learning: Immerse yourself in an interactive virtual classroom that transcends boundaries. Collaborate with peers from diverse backgrounds, fostering a global community that enriches your healthcare insights.
  • World-Class Expertise: Learn from the best in the field. Our faculty comprises leading global healthcare experts from prestigious institutions worldwide, including Stanford University and esteemed medical scientists and researchers.
  • Real-World Impact: From the outset, engage in real-world healthcare application. Collaborate with peers on capstone projects aimed at addressing authentic healthcare challenges, allowing your contributions to make a meaningful impact.
  • Global Collaboration: Experience the power of international cooperation. Work closely with students from around the world, gaining invaluable insights into diverse healthcare practices and approaches.
  • Cultural Diversity: Our program is a global melting pot, welcoming participants from various countries. This unique environment enhances your cultural awareness and broadens your global network.

Join Us in a Flexible, Engaging Global Learning Experience

The SASI Virtual Internship is your gateway to a transformative global learning experience in the digital age. Are you ready to embark on this global adventure? Apply today and become a part of the SASI Virtual legacy, where the future of healthcare education thrives in the virtual world.

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

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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

Program tuition $4,250.00 for 2024. *Virtual program does not offer campus housing.

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. Engaging Virtual Learning
    Immerse yourself in an interactive virtual classroom, transcending geographical boundaries and fostering global collaboration. Engage in real-time discussions, interactive assignments, and peer-to-peer learning, creating a dynamic and inclusive educational environment.

  2. World-Class Expertise
    Learn from leading global healthcare experts, including faculty from prestigious institutions like Stanford University. Attend lectures, seminars, and Q&A sessions led by these experts, gaining insights into the latest healthcare advancements and research.

  3. Real-World Impact
    Collaborate on capstone projects, addressing authentic healthcare challenges and making a meaningful difference. Work in diverse teams to analyze, design, and propose innovative solutions to real healthcare issues, all under the guidance of experienced mentors.

  4. Global Collaboration
    Interact with students from around the world, gaining diverse insights into healthcare practices and approaches. Join virtual group discussions, international forums, and collaborative projects that expose you to different healthcare systems and cultural perspectives.

  5. Cultural Diversity
    Join a global community of participants from various countries and backgrounds, enhancing your cultural awareness and expanding your international network. Engage in cultural exchange activities and dialogues that enrich your perspective.

  6. Global Healthcare Perspective
    Gain a comprehensive view of healthcare practices worldwide, preparing you for a future in global healthcare. Develop cross-cultural communication skills and an understanding of the global healthcare landscape, setting you apart in your healthcare career.

These features collectively create a transformative and comprehensive global learning experience in the digital age, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to excel in healthcare on a global scale.

Inspired Mentorship

It was a really joyful experience,” says Lodenquai, a San Jose, California, high school student, of his role as a MiR. “I went through this program once, and then now as a MiR, I was able to see the other students having the same reactions as I did when listening to [ePatients’] testimonies.”


Curriculum Breakdown

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.


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.

Social and Emotional Possibilities

“We need to think about cultural competency, we need to be more patient-centered, [and] we have to talk about things that socially impact individuals.”


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

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