Summer &
Youth Programs

Stanford Medicine has a number of opportunities for high school students and undergraduates preparing for a future in medicine or science.

Undergraduate Programs

Summer Health Career Opportunities

This six-week residential program prepares undergraduate sophomores and juniors for careers in medicine.

Stanford Summer Research Program

This fully funded residential program helps undergraduates of diverse backgrounds prepare for PhD programs in the sciences.


High School & Undergraduate Programs

Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institute

An engaging two-week program for undergraduates and high school students interested in exploring careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), medicine, and health technology. Stanford faculty mentor students as they work towards solving real healthcare design challenges. 

Stanford Cardiovascular Surgery Internship

This internship is designed for high school and undergraduate students considering careers in cardiovascular physiology and incorporates commonly used medical and surgical techniques.

Stanford Clinical Internship

A two-week program for premed undergraduates and motivated high school students interested in medicine. The curriculum includes lectures about medical specialties, laboratory learning opportunities, and sessions with current students and medical school admissions officers.

High School Programs

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Program

This eight-week program gives high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral scholars and students on a medically oriented project.

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

This fully funded summer residential program helps low-income and ethnically underrepresented sophomore and junior high school students from Northern California to prepare for careers in medicine. 

Stanford EXPLORE

This four-week lecture series provides an introduction to current research conducted by faculty in Stanford Medicine's Institutes of Medicine, as well as research in the fields of bioengineering and genetics. 

About the School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine consistently ranks among the top U.S. medical schools and faculty members consistently secure the highest amount of research funding per investigator in the country. 

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