About the Program

Virtual Program Details

The Stanford Clinical Summer Internship (Stanford-CSI) is a 2-week program for current high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and undergraduate pre-med students designed to empower and energize diverse learners as they delve into the art, science, and joy of practicing medicine. Participants will gain clinical skills and knowledge across a wide variety of specialties as well as insights to help plan for a career in medicine. The richly diverse and unique curriculum includes skills sessions, interactive lectures and hands-on activities in a variety of specialties. Large and rotating small group breakout sessions are led by top-notch Stanford faculty clinicians and researchers, as well as medical and physician assistant students who provide an inside knowledge of their rigorous and yet fulfilling journeys through medicine. Stanford Medical School Admission staff will offer unique insights and guidance through the admissions process.

Throughout our online program (9 am - 3 pm daily) we are deeply committed to keeping much of the content as our on campus sessions the same: You will learn how to approach a patient and their health concern, conduct a physical examination and in small groups be challenged to a medical case and asked to develop a differential diagnosis and treatment plan. You will have an opportunity to dissect along with our cardiothoracic and neurosurgeons, tie knots, give injections, and sew up a laceration. Anatomy Scholars will take you into the anatomy lab and demonstrate the Anatomage table that our medical students also learn on, and lead you through the prosections of a variety of cadaver organs. Our ER physicians will conduct a custom session on emergency skills. We will demonstrate the use of ultrasound, address diabetes, and social determinants of health as well as our popular talks and Q&As - “A Day in the Life of…” by several specialists. Additionally, you will hear from our frontline physicians who have been taking care of COVID patients and other COVID experts.

Our CSI students will also be asked to give themed group presentations on preassigned topics relevant to your medical mystery case. We also offer optional “office hours” at the day’s end!

Students will also receive:
1. Certificate of completion 
2. Scrubs, CSI signature shirt and backpack
3. Stethoscopes, BP monitor
4. Material for Suturing, Dissections, and Injections workshops (might vary for international students)
5. Safety gear


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On-Site Program Details

The Stanford Clinical Summer Internship (CSI) is a 2-week program for current high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and undergraduate pre-med students designed to empower and energize diverse learners as they delve into the art, science, and joy of practicing medicine. Participants will gain clinical skills and insights to plan for a career in medicine across a wide variety of specialities. The rich and unique curriculum includes interactive lectures, simulation experiences, and clinical shadowing in primary care, emergency medicine, obstetrics, cardiology, neurology, and surgery. Sessions are lead by top-notch Stanford faculty, students, and hospital staff who provide an inside knowledge of admission into medical school and the rigors and fulfillment of a life in medicine.

Students will also receive:

  1. Certificate of completion 
  2. White coats
  3. Scrubs
  4. Stethoscopes
  5. Daily lunches

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