Workshops/Seminars for High School Students


18th Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health

August 5 - 8, 2020

The 18th Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health will be taking place on August 5th-8th, 2020, hosted by the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University. The Conference is for high-achieving high school students looking to build skills in leadership and social impact. 100 students are selected through an application-based process to spend three nights at Stanford campus. There is a $500 conference fee, with financial aid and merit-based scholarships available.

Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Summer Internship

This two-week course (offered multiple times in the summer) is for students considering careers in a variety of procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, and nursing. It may also be of interest to students who intend to study biomedical engineering, occupational or physical therapy, sports medicine, or to become EMTs/paramedics. Housing on campus is an option: there is a fee to participate.

Clinical Anatomy Summer Program

June 22 - July 2, 2020

The two-week Clinical Anatomy Summer Program is for high school students considering careers in procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, EMTs/paramedics, and nursing. There is a $4,250 fee to participate. Students must be at least 15 years old.

Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X)

The Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X) at Stanford University is an intensive summer program that generally follows a student’s sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. During either a one-week or two-week session, participants are exposed to the breadth of research found in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Two sessions are offered: the introductory 1-week session (July 6-10, 2020) with tuition of $1,295 and a more advanced 2-week session (July 13-24) with tuition of $2,500.  Financial assistance is available for applicants in need.

Girls Teaching Girls to Code

Stanford women teach and inspire Bay Area high school girls to explore Computer Science and Engineering. Students learn coding basics, build exciting projects, and develop strong relationships with mentors in the field. The group hosts Code Camp  and several smaller events throughout the year, including workshops and company tours. No cost to participate.

Inspiring Future Scientists through Shadowing (IFSS)

IFSS is a two-week program (mornings only) hosted each summer by the chemistry department to give rising juniors and seniors in high school an opportunity to experience cutting edge chemical research while shadowing a graduate student mentor as they work in the laboratory. There is no cost to participate.

Logic for All

Logic For All High School Summer Camp is a two-week, non-residential program offering an introduction to logic from a computational perspective. With applications in mathematics, science, engineering, business, law, a Stanford Computer Science professor and logician and an award-winning high school instructor jointly teach this workshop.  Two sessions are being offered this Summer. Tuition is $2,000 - scholarships are available.

Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) Summer Program

This program is designed for high school (rising juniors and seniors) and pre-medical undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, STEM, medical research and development, or health care design, with a specific focus on Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Three sessions will be offered in 2020: Session 1 June 15-26, 2020, Session 2 July 27-August 7, 2020, Session 3 (Advanced) July 6-17.  Tuition for Sessions 1 and 2 is $4,500. Tuiton for Session 3 is $5,995.

SIMR Bioengineering Internship

June 15 - August 6, 2020

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Research Bioengineering Internship is an eight-week hands-on design and engineering experience for high school students from diverse backgrounds. Students are exposed to exciting and novel bioengineering research topics through lectures given by Stanford researchers. There is no cost to participate other than an application fee.

Stanford Bioinformatics and Cloud Computing Workshop

June 15 - July 3, 2020

Big Data is radically transforming healthcare. To provide real-time personalized healthcare, we need hardware and software solutions that can efficiently store and process large-scale biomedical datasets. In this 3-week workshop, high school students and undergraduates will learn the concepts of cloud computing and parallel systems architecture, how to design parallel programs for computationally intensive medical applications, and how to run these applications on computing frameworks such as Cloud Computing and High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems. Cost is $5,000.

Stanford EXPLORE: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research

July 6 - 31, 2020

Stanford Explore covers the basic fundamentals and current research areas in Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, Cancer Biology, Bioengineering and Genetics. Students must be in 9th-12th grade at the time of registration. Participants may sign up for all 4 weeks or for just 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Cost is $750 per week.

Stanford Math Circle

Math circles are weekly gatherings of high school, middle school, and elementary school students working on problems involving complex and advanced mathematical topics, guided by mathematicians and educators. Fee of $275 per quarter; some financial aid available.

Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship (MEDCSI)

July 6 - 31, 2020

MEDCSI is a rigorous 2 week program in Medicine that is open to highly motivated high school and premed students. Workshops and sessions are taught by Stanford faculty and include hands-on experiences such as performing bedside ultrasounds, dissections, suturing, splinting and visits to the Stanford emergency life flight station and free clinics. There are two identical sessions each summer. There is a fee to participate.

Stanford Science Circles

The Stanford Middle School and High School Science Circles are academic enrichment programs for students in the Stanford area who are interested in the sciences. Activities take place in the evening during the academic year. Tuition is $300.

Stanford ValleyCare Clinical Academy Program

July 20 - 31, 2020

The Stanford ValleyCare Clinical Academy Program is a two-week program in Pleasanton, CA for high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in medicine as a career. Students will participate in an enriched curriculum consisting of hands-on activities, interactive lectures, and simulation experiences Students must be 16 years old to participate. There is a $50.00 application fee and a $3,500 fee to participate.