Storytelling and Medicine Summer Scholar Program


When will I hear back about my application?
Admissions are rolling, with final decisions made no later than Friday, March 22, 2024

Can I really apply from anywhere? What time of day will programming be held?
Yes. Sessions during the 2-week intensive will be held in-person and virtually between 9 am to 3 pm PST

How will mentorship be assigned? Do I get to choose who I work with?
Mentorship will be assigned in conversation with each student. We do our best to match interest and projects.

Can I do some portion of the program? Is there a minimum attendance policy?
There is no minimum attendance policy.

Do I need to be in-person for the 6-week mentorship program?  No

Do you offer housing?

No housing is offered for any portion of this program.

I'm a senior in High School, can I apply?
Please wait until to apply until next year. 

I'm not in school, can I apply?
If you are on leave from undergraduate or graduate education and plan to return, yes.

I'm an international student, can I apply?


Do you offer scholarships?
We have a limited number of need-based scholarships available.

To apply for a scholarship, please fill our the "Scholarship Application Form" on Slideroom. Applicants should qualify for Federal Work Study and/or other tuition assistance programs or need-based scholarships, such as a free and reduced lunch program.

My primary language isn't English. What other languages are supported?/ Can my final project be in a language other than English?
Currently this is an English-based program. In the future we may be able to offer teaching and project support or review in other languages.

Who should my letter of recommendation come from?
A teacher, coach, advisor or mentor.

Can I borrow equipment from Stanford University?

What is your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion?
We are committed to DEI. We believe that storytelling and medical humanities is a crucial avenue to support and promote DEI by highlighting diverse voices, modeling, honoring different perspectives, and challenging norms. We invite applicants from all different backgrounds to apply.

Still have questions?
Please email medicineandthemuse at