SIMR is an 8-week summer internship program open to high school juniors and seniors. The program consists of hands-on research under the direct guidance of a one-on-one mentor at a research lab within the Institutes of Medicine at Stanford University.
SIMR program involves a number of Institutes at the Stanford School of Medicine and will include: ITI (Immunity, Transplantation and Infection), Cancer Biology, Stem Cell Institute, Institute of Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, and the Cardiovascular Institute. Students will have the opportunity to work in participating labs at these Institutes.
During the majority of the summer, students will participate in lab work in their assigned lab. In addition, all students will participate in the following:
- Institute specific lectures which will meet twice a week for most of the summer
- Core SIMR lectures from guest speakers
- Safety training sessions during the first and second weeks
- Seminars on career choices, college admissions
- Field trip to a local biotech company
- Poster session at the end of the program where students will present their work to their families and the Stanford community. A presentation will also be given within each Institute group.