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An update about our 2020 Clinical Academy

Dear Students,

We regret to inform you that Stanford Health Care -ValleyCare Clinical Summer Academy for Summer 2020 has been canceled. It was a difficult decision to make. At the end of the day, we will always prioritize the safety of our students and feel that that this is the right decision to not only protect you but also adhere to the guidelines imposed by the Stanford School of Medicine.

We strongly encourage you to consider reapplying next year as we plan to spend the rest of the year to make the program more robust, engaging, and fun. Additionally, to fulfill our education mission, we plan to host a short series of free interactive and informational webinars this summer, click here for more information and how to RSVP.

Once again, we are sincerely sorry for this decision and the inconvenience this may have caused. The current situation is beyond our control, and we hope this pandemic will come to an end soon.

Please stay healthy and safe.


SHC-ValleyCare Clinical Academy Team

Lunch with the Docs - Online Webinar Series

Although we won't be able to see you in person this year, we want to offer you free online resources that can aid you in your pre-health career journey. These sessions are open to high school juniors and seniors from July 20 to July 24, 2020 and will be hosted via Zoom. Spots will be limited so RSVP today!

The last day to register will be July 12 at 11:59pm.

Click here to learn more. 

A program designed for the Tri-Valley community

Stanford ValleyCare Clinical Academy Program is a two-week program aimed for high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in medicine as a career. Students will participate in an enriched curriculum consisting of hands-on activities, interactive lectures, and simulation experiences.

Mission statement:

“Stanford ValleyCare Clinical Academy aims to bring young learners an active experience surrounding the practice of medicine in the Tri-Valley area. It aims to provide meaningful educational experiences while fostering professional connections with Stanford faculty, trusted community physicians, and hospital staff who are eager to share their passion for the field of medicine.”   

Program Highlights

Learn clinical skills

Learn how to place IVs and how to suture lacerations. Get CPR certified! Perform a dissection on a heart. 

Experience Clinical Medicine

Practice taking vitals and obtain a history from a real patient. Listen to abnormal heart and lung findings.  

Build Connections

Interact with medical trainees and other participants of common interests. Meet your community's cardiologists, pulmonologists, and infectious disease doctors.