Collage of Stanford Biosicences students using pipettes for research


The underlying philosophy of the summer program is to prepare students for PhD training by creating a demanding yet supportive environment. We have very high expectations of our participants, both to help them for a potential career in the field of biomedical research, as well as to help them get the most from their stay at Stanford.

Scholars must meet the following program expectations and requirements:

  • Work full time in the laboratory; weekend and late night work may be required
  • Attend and participate in all workshops and planned activities
  • Present both oral and poster presentations on summer research at the SSRP Symposium

Given the demand for each participant's time and energy, we strongly advise against the involvement in other academic/extracurricular commitments during the summer. Scholars in the program will not be able to leave the research program prior to its completion to take the GRE. If students are interested in taking the GRE exam during their SSRP experience, we suggest that you make arrangements to sit for it at Stanford or in the Bay Area.

SSRP student working at a lab bench

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