Programs in Medicine
The Canary Center at Stanford is dedicated to early cancer detection research. As part of its efforts to train the next generation of scientists, the Canary CREST Program offers paid and unpaid 10-week summer internships for undergraduate students.
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.
The two-week Clinical Anatomy Summer Program (CASP) is for high school students considering careers in procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, EMTs/paramedics, and nursing.
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.
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.
The Collaborative Haptics & Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Lab offers field trips and demos/presentations about haptics (i.e., the sense of touch) in local K-12 classrooms and on campus. The CHARM Lab creates robots and human-computer interfaces that use haptics in order to improve human health, safety, and quality of life. The word haptics refers to the sense of touch. There is no cost but the schedule fills up quickly.
The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine is a hub of interdisciplinary research in genomics with a goal towards improving human health. The Genomics Research Internship Program offers a 9-week internship program for Bay Area high school students and undergraduates. There is no charge to participate.
Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) is a project-based seminar series designed for Bay Area premedical students seeking structured leadership development while improving community health and wellness. Successful participants will develop, implement, and evaluate community-directed projects aimed at improving health outcomes for a community of their choosing.
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION. Although the university has not made any broader decisions about its summer activities, SPCS has come to the difficult decision that we cannot host students on campus for programs this summer. We will continue to provide updates about summer programs and more information about Stanford's response to the developing situation here.
RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) is an intensive 7-week summer program for local Bay Area students who spend 30 hours a week on the Stanford campus, working in an active science or engineering research lab under the guidance of a mentor from the lab (typically a graduate student), and attending weekly group sessions that include field trips, presentations, hands-on science activities, and lab tours. All RISE interns earn a $2,500 stipend.
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.
Each year, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery hosts 15-30 talented high school and undergraduate students in our research laboratories. The program is free to participants. STARS interns spend 7 weeks mastering basic lab techniques, participating in research projects, and presenting their work all under the mentorship of experienced researchers. Typically the internship begins in late June and extends to the first week in August, exact dates to be determined.
SIMR is for high school juniors and seniors interested in hands-on research in immunology, stem cell, cancer, neuroscience, bioinformatics or cardiovascular medicine. This eight week program enables students to take part in research, attend introductory lectures and present their work at a poster session open to the Stanford community. There is no cost to participate; interns earn at least a $500 stipend.
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.
The COMET Fellowship is a one-year post-baccalaureate program designed for highly motivated students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Fellows are trained in medical terminology and chart transcription, and work side-by-side with faculty physicians as certified medical scribes seeing patients at Stanford. The tuition is $6,500. There is a $95 application fee.
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.
The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program offers five weeks of intensive science and health training each summer. Participants live together at Stanford, attend scientific lectures, complete anatomy laboratory practicums, intern at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System hospital, and learn about college entrance requirements, application procedures and financial aid. There is no cost to participate.
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.
The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences/Amgen Scholars Program is a nine-week paid residential internship program serving undergraduates from across the country who want to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in biomedical sciences.
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.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford’s Summer Research Program for Teachers (SRPT) and the Teaching Engineering & Design Innovation (TEDI) program will NOT be offered in Summer 2020. We plan to resume the program in Summer 2021.
Stanford’s Summer Research Program for Teachers (SRPT) and the Teaching Engineering & Design Innovation (TEDI) program offers eight-week research fellowships for teachers of middle school and high school who teach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teachers work in a Stanford lab four days a week, and meet once a week as a group for science and engineering lectures by Stanford faculty, lab tours, and seminars on teaching. Participants earn a stipend of $9,000 for the summer and into the school year.
In addition to formal internship programs for high school students, Stanford labs sometimes host high school interns on an informal basis, usually in unpaid internships. The Office of Science Outreach is not able to help individual students identify a host lab or project but if you click on the red title above, you will find some information and tips. Please do not contact the Office of Science Outreach for advice or guidance.
Stanford's Clinical Anatomy invites high school teachers to bring their students to visit the labs and facilities. Through customizable programs, instructors help students discover, learn, and apply human anatomy in a professional context by introducing students to many of the same learning resources used by Stanford medical students.