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 is typically offered as a six-week residential program, allowing 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. Due to restrictions instituted by the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 summer programs were offered as a virtual experience. The summer, 2022 program will be offered as a day program. Please note, housing will not be offered or available for participants in the summer of 2022.
SSCCPP is designed to impact the San Francisco Bay area and its contiguous counties, promoting the growth and diversity of the health workforce in the region.
Participants will be REQUIRED to remain on campus for the duration of the program (typically 9am - 6pm) 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 and research opportunity education
Attend an information session to learn more about the program:
The program will be offered in person, and selectees will be awarded a scholarship that covers all program expenses.
There is one application for both, the premedical and research programs.
CLICK HERE to learn about the Stanford Research Experience for Community College (SRECC) students.
"[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, 2021, 11:59pm.
Application closes: March 1, 2022, 11:59pm
Office of Diversity in Medical Education
1265 Welch Road, MSOB, Suite 100
Stanford, CA 94305