Summer &
Youth Programs

Stanford Medicine has established a number of opportunities for high school students and undergraduates to prepare for a future in medicine or science.

Undergraduate Programs

Stanford Summer Health Career Opportunities

This six-week residential program helps undergraduate sophomores and juniors who face barriers prepare for careers in medicine.

Stanford Summer Research Program

This fully funded residential program helps undergraduates of diverse backgrounds prepare for PhD programs in the sciences.


Stanford Medicine Clinical Internship

This two-week program introduces premed undergraduates and motivated high school students to a career in medicine. Its curriculum includes a lecture series on medical specialities, hands-on patient care and laboratory learning opportunities, and information sessions with current students and medical school admissions officers.

High School Programs

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Program

This eight-week program gives high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral scholars and students on a medically oriented project.

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

This fully funded summer residential program helps low-income and ethnically underrepresented sophomore and junior high school students from Northern California to prepare for careers in medicine. 

Stanford EXPLORE

This four-week lecture series provides an introduction to current research conducted by faculty in Stanford Medicine's Institutes of Medicine, as well as research in the fields of bioengineering and genetics. 

Cardiovascular Surgery Internship

This internship is designed for high school and undergraduate students considering careers in cardiovascular physiology and incorporates commonly used medical and surgical techniques. 

About the School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine consistently ranks among the top U.S. medical schools and faculty members consistently secure the highest amount of research funding per investigator in the country. 

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