Community College Premedical Program

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Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP)

The Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP) targets current community college students considered low-income and/or underrepresented in medicine providing exposure to medicine and health through topics in health disparities, leadership challenges in health provision and administration, science success strategies, professional development, clinical exposure, successful preparation for the medical school application process, postsecondary and graduate/professional school financing.  

SSCCPP recruits talented and motivated community college students interested in medicine to immerse themselves in the Stanford School of Medicine network through a variety of personal and professional development experiences. The 2024 program is expected to return as a six-week, residential program where selectees will live on-campus.

SSCCPP was designed to impact the San Francisco Bay area, its contiguous counties, and the state of California, promoting the growth and diversity of the health workforce in the region. All California community college students are encouraged to apply. 

Participants will be REQUIRED to remain on campus for the duration of the program (Monday – Saturday) and will be immersed in topic areas including:

·       Critical reading and research of medical literature 

·       Health Activism and Advocacy in Medicine

·       Science preparatory classes (human anatomy and molecular cellular bio) 

·       Leadership in Medicine and Medical Science

·       The medical school admissions and financing process

Additional activities promote:

·       Peer networking 

·       Medical student mentorship 

·       Clinical shadowing (comprehensive immunizations are required)and research opportunity education  


Attend an information session to learn more about the program: 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 6pm - Advanced registration is required.

The program will be offered in person, and selectees will be awarded a scholarship that covers housing, food, and other program expenses. *This program does not pay for travel.


There is one application for the premedical and research programs.

CLICK HERE to learn about the The Stanford Summer Community College Research Program (SSCCrP) students.

The Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP)

Application opens: December 1 at  11:59pm
Application closes: March 1 at 11:59pm

SSCCPP Application Link

"[This program] has further solidified my career choice. I am pursuing a medical career with more passion and enthusiasm than before. I have also taken leadership roles after the HCOP program - something I never thought I would do as an undergraduate student."
- Emily Weibel, HCOP 2011, Psychiatry resident, UC Davis

How to Apply

The Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP)

Application opens: December 1, 2023, 11:59pm
Application closes: March 1, 2024, 11:59pm

Contact Us

Office of Diversity in Medical Education
1265 Welch Road, MSOB, Suite 100
Stanford, CA 94305