SMYSP Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

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

2014 Summer Residential Program participant applications are now available.

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

Now in its 26th year, participant applications for the 2014 Summer Residential Program have become available. Held on the Stanford University campus, the Summer Residential Program is a five-week science- and medicine-based enrichment program that takes place from June 22 - July 27, 2014.

Greater Bay Area sophomore and junior high school students from low-income backgrounds, with a demonstrated interest in medicine, are eligible to apply. Please visit our Summer Residential Program page for complete eligibility requirements, program details, and a link to our application.

"It makes me proud to stand up and say I am a graduate of the Summer Residential Program. I stand in the footsteps of over five hundred other students, all of whom graduated from high school and went on to college. The program taught me I could be anything I aspired to be."
         - Isaiah, Class of 2012

2014 Summer Residential Program is recruiting for Counselor positions.

Counselors with the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program's Summer Residential Program are creative, responsible, team-oriented undergraduate students attending Stanford University from any discipline who are enthusiastic about education, leadership, and mentoring high school students. SMYSP offers full-time paid summer positions, HumBio Internship credit, or up to four units of Independent Study credit for non-HumBio majors. For many of our past counselors, this has been one of the most rewarding experiences of their academic career.

The Summer Residential Program is an intensive five-week academic residential program which recruits 24 dynamic, low-income, and ethnically diverse sophomore and junior high school students, most of whom are first-generation college students. All participants come from a low-income background and have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Counselors live in a residence house with the participants, and guide them through the five-week program.

Among the many opportunities available, the ten Counselors will recruit and select participants, develop curriculums and component activities, enhance their personal and professional development, and build relationships with fellow Stanford staff and networks among Stanford faculty and community members. Working with the SMYSP Summer Residential Program requires a substantial amount of effort throughout the academic year and summer but also offers a memorable and rewarding experience.

Application deadline is January 10, 2014. You will find detailed information and a complete application packet here: Staff Recruitment.

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