A group of Stanford Medical Youth Science Participants wear scrubs as they walk through the Stanford School of Medicine campus.

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program is a five-week online enrichment program focused on science and medicine that is open to low-income, underrepresented high school juniors who live in Northern and Central California.

Immersive Online Enrichment

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) will be held in an online format this summer. As our residential program has done for over 30 years, this online program will continue to provide intensive coursework in medicine and health science, professional development workshops, networking opportunities with health professions and faculty, a college-level public health research project, and advising on college planning.

Explore the Exciting World of Science and Medicine

When students attend the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, not only do they learn and develop as a student, but they are mentored and empowered to begin their path to college and medical careers. We build a cohort of passionate, like-minded peers, who will become the next generation of health leaders.
Intensive Science
Our program exposes current juniors from low-income and/or underrepresented backgrounds to health science and medicine.
Local Outreach
This summer we will invite 30 students from Northern California and the Central Valley to participate in this immersive, virtual program.
SMYSP is a tuition-free program. We rely on donations to increase opportunity and access for aspiring first generation college students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Participants are mentored throughout the five-week program by medical professionals, faculty, and college students with a passion for science.

Application Now Closed

The application for the 2022 Stanford Medical Youth Science Program is now closed. To learn about future opportunities, please join our mailing list.

SMYSP has become like a family for me. It has opened doors to higher education, community service, and professional work opportunities. I will always remain committed and connected to it for the rest of my life.

SMYSP Participant

Hoover Tower on Stanford Campus

Explore Medicine and Science this Summer