SSCCPP offers students an intensive and rewarding research experience on the Stanford Medicine campus, with mentors from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty members. Guest lectures have included relevant topics such as Health Disparities, Research Methodology, Health Risk Factors, Ethics in Medicine, and Careers in the Health Professions. SSCCRP follows a collaborative approach to learning and encourages peer education and leadership.
The Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME) offers a full scholarship to participants who are eligible and remain in good standing through the end of the program.
All eligible students are encouraged to apply to SSCCRP. Preference is given to San Francisco Bay and surrounding area community college students to facilitate lasting ties to Stanford School of Medicine and other affiliate institutions through long-term mentoring and personal, academic, and career development. Participants who successfully complete the program become SSCCRP scholars and receive ongoing advising. They are invited to return to Stanford for additional support, resources, career and academic advice. SSCCRP Scholars participate in annual program surveys, contribute to SSCCRP newsletters and supply updated information to report progress toward entering their intended health careers. Resources for SSCCRP scholars as alumni are accessible on the ODME web site and through summer program alumni workshops and activities offered throughout the academic year.