SMASH-Med High School Summer Program

In collaboration with SMASH Academy, S-SPIRE Center and the Stanford Department of Surgery present SMASH-Med!

This outreach program for high school students now includes a weekly full-day interactive module focused on careers in healthcare.

Our secret wish? To inspire diverse science-minded high school students to consider a future in the medical and health fields.

SMASH-Med Curriculum

The SMASH Medical Curriculum is comprised of five sessions designed to be interactive and expose the students to a range of healthcare careers. Led by Social Science Researcher Serena Bidwell, our instructors are medical students, residents, faculty, and staff from the Stanford Department of Surgery.

Date Session Description

Sunday, June 30th

SMASH-Med Introduction

 

Wednesday, July 3rd

4 Rotating Hands-On Sessions 9:00-10:30 am

 

Wednesday, July 10th

4 Rotating Hands-On Sessions 9:00-10:30 am

 

Sunday, July 14th

CPR Course with Life Safety 1:00-5:00 pm

 

Wednesday, July 17th

4 Rotating Hands-On Sessions 9:00-10:30 am

 

Sunday, July 21st

CPR Course with Life Safety 1:00-5:00 pm

 

Wednesday, July 24th

4 Rotating Hands-On Sessions 9:00-10:30 am

 

Wednesday, July 31st

Wrap-Up & Medical Student/Physician Breakout Groups

 

*Curriculum is subject to change. 

How do we gauge success?

Based on a before/after survey, students, who had completed the SMASH-Med curriculum were significantly more likely to:

• understand the pathway to a healthcare career,

• feel empowered to pursue it, and

• empathize with patients.

Although realistic concerns were voiced about the long road to becoming a physician, students were excited about the possibility. Several students noted they were inspired to meet people of color who were healthcare professionals. All of the workshops were rated as “very good” or “excellent.”