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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 summer program was offered as a virtual experience. No determination has been made at this time regarding the summer 2021. We will continue to update this website as decisions about physical distancing evolve.

This program 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. 

If offered as an in-person program, participants will be REQUIRED to reside on campus for the duration of the program and will be immersed in topic areas including:

·       Critical reading and research of medical literature 

·       Health Activism and Advocacy in Medicine

·       Science preparatory classes (previously anatomy, molecular cellular bio, chemistry) 

·       An introduction to the MCAT 

·       Academic success and test-taking strategies 

·       The medical school admissions and financing process

Additional activities promote:

·       Peer networking 

·       Medical student mentorship 

·       Clinical shadowing and research opportunity education  

Application cycle: December 1, 2020, 11:59pm through March 1, 2021, 11:59pm

If the program is offered in person, selectees will be awarded a scholarship that covers all program expenses including housing, meals, participation fees and materials.


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, 2020, 11:59pm.
Application closes: March 1, 2021, 11:59pm

Contact Us

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