Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP)

SMYSP has moved to the Stanford School of Medicine's Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME). To learn more about the program and upcoming opportunities, please visit the ODME website.

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.

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.