The Summer Residential Program bolsters students’ science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers and a taste of life as an undergraduate on campus. To be eligible, students must be able to attend the full five weeks, seven days a week, and live in a residence house on the Stanford campus for the program’s entirety.
A full-time staff of ten Stanford undergraduates direct the program and live with participants during their campus stay. Family members are invited to visit each Sunday for a scheduled period of time.
SMYSP follows both a mentoring and team approach to learning and encourages peer teaching. This approach fosters an atmosphere that is supportive, without an emphasis on testing or competition. Special attention is given to developing leadership and interpersonal skills, with offerings such as workshops and discussions on networking, public speaking, and multicultural issues.
Program participants also receive one-on-one and group college admission counseling as well as guidance in essay and resume writing.
Students participate in laboratory workshops, attend lectures by Stanford faculty and medical professionals, and serve a hospital internship. This program offers an intense, enriched academic experience that will keep participants busy from morning until night. There is not a lot of downtime, so interested students should be prepared to work hard and, according to past participants, also to love every minute of it.
June 24–July 28, 2018
Tuition-free to all participants
The SMYSP Summer Residential Program offers participants:
- A full scholarship
- An intense and rewarding educational experience
- Staff members who work with students’ innate talents to broaden their understanding of the basic sciences, social sciences, and healthcare
- An opportunity to attend lectures given by Stanford University professors, medical professionals, and staff
- Participation in writing seminars and in anatomy and pathology laboratory workshops
- A hospital internship two days a week at the Stanford Health Care hospital
- A mentor who is a Stanford medical student, graduate student, or Bay Area science and health professional
- Guidance in developing leadership skills to be effective leaders and role models in their schools and communities
- Opportunities to develop enduring friendships—living, eating, and working with a small community of peers for five weeks is a great way to get to know people really well.