The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program is a summer residential program that bolsters students’ science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers and providing insight to life as an undergraduate on campus.
Students engage in a variety of activities that include: an anatomy course and lab at the medical school, an internship at Stanford Health Care, college admissions workshops, completion of a research project, behind the scenes tours of Stanford Heatlh Care to learn about the day-to-day operations of a hospital and its various units, and much more to advance the academic, professional, and social development of our participants.
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.
June 23–July 27, 2019
Tuition-free to all participants
The SMYSP Summer Residential Program offers participants:
- A full scholarship
- An intense and rewarding educational experience
- Participation in writing seminars and in anatomy and pathology laboratory workshops
- A hospital internship two days a week at the Stanford Health Care hospital
- An opportunity to attend lectures given by Stanford University professors, medical professionals, and staff
- Staff members who are dedicated to empowering and supporting participants
- 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