Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program is a five-week immersive enrichment program focused on science and medicine that is open to low-income, first-generation high school juniors who live in Northern California.

Our 2024 program will be held on Stanford’s campus June 24th to July 26, 2024. The 2024 Application deadline was March 15th. 
This application is now closed.

Explore the Exciting World of Science and Medicine

When students attend the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, not only do they learn and develop as a student, but they are mentored and empowered to begin their path to college and medical careers. We build a cohort of passionate, like-minded peers, who will become the next generation of health leaders.

Intensive Science

  • Our program exposes current juniors from first generation and low-income backgrounds to health science and medicine.


  • SMYSP is a tuition-free program. We rely on donations to increase opportunity and access for aspiring first generation college students.

Local Outreach

In 2024, we will invite 24 students from Northern California to participate in an immersive, on campus program.


Participants are mentored throughout the five-week program by medical professionals, faculty, and college students with a passion for science.

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"SMYSP has become like a family for me. It has opened doors to higher education, community service, and professional work opportunities. I will always remain committed and connected to it for the rest of my life."

- SMYSP Participant