The 2021 Stanford Healthcare ValleyCare Clinical Academy led by Dr. Alice Cha and Dr. Neel Chari has come to an end.

Our program’s speakers were from diverse institutions, including hospitalists from Stanford’s General Medicine section, community physicians, and UCSF faculty. We are very appreciative of their collaboration and time. It was a welcoming challenge for us to teach physical exam virtually and has transformed us into more versatile teachers. Our student’s demographics have also been more diverse this year. Most of them are from local high schools in the Tri-Valley area, but also include those from the peninsula, East Bay, southern California, and even New York. We are very pleased to also have been able to grant 1 full scholarship to a low-income family’s student based on her merit. Although it was 100% virtual, students received individual kits to participate in interactive suturing, dissection, and CPR training sessions. The Academy has sparked students to consider careers as physicians, physician assistants, and nurses.

Clinical Academy Highlights