SMYSP Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

"Promoting the representation of ethnic minority and low-income groups in the health professions."

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

2010 Class

2013 participants Samantha, Sung-Eun, Pedro, and Jason presenting their research poster on Schizophrenia and its Deviances among Cultures.

The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program offers several different education programs and resources.

Summer Residential Program

The Summer Residential Program is an annual five-week science- and medicine-based enrichment program held on the Stanford University campus. The program is open to low-income and ethnically diverse high school sophomores and juniors who live in northern and central California. Proposed dates for the Summer Residential Program are June 19 - July 24, 2016 (subject to change). Learn more here.

Discovering Medicine @ Stanford

Discovering Medicine @ Stanford is a two-day interactive program with small group workshops and direct interactions with a variety of health professionals from the Stanford Hospitals & Clinics and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, as well as faculty, staff, and students from the Stanford School of Medicine and the greater Stanford community. Proposed dates for Discovering Medicine @ Stanford are August 10-12, 2016 (subject to change). Learn more here.

Public Health Advocacy Curriculum

SMYSP developed a 10-lesson, experiential Public Health Advocacy Curriculum intended to teach students how conditions in their neighborhood affect their health and engage them in health-related advocacy efforts. The Curriculum was created for high school classrooms but lessons can be modified for other populations and settings. Learn more here.

Health Careers: Make it Happen!

Health Careers: Make it Happen! contains vignettes of six ethnically diverse professionals who describe their careers, educational paths, and reflections about health disparities relevant to low-income communities. Learn more here.

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Academic ToolboxStanford School of Medicine: Program opens doors to the world of medical science September 15, 2010
A seven-minute documentary focused on the SMYSP Summer Residential Program produced by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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