SMYSP On Hiatus for Summer 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford has determined that on-campus residential programs should be shifted to an online-only format or otherwise be canceled. Unfortunately, the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) residential program is on hiatus for summer 2020. We look forward to providing updates about future SMYSP programming.

Participants are shown around a helicopter used by Stanford hospital.

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

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

Collaboration with Access to Achievement

Although the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) cannot be held as a residential program this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff remains committed to providing an enriching experience for select students from our applicant pool. To this end, we are partnering with Access to Achievement—an education non-profit established by SMYSP founder, Dr. Marilyn Winkleby—to offer an online alternative to SMYSP this summer. The goal is to provide online workshops, a group research project in a health disparity, and advising on health careers, medicine, and 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 also get a taste of what it’s like to be a Stanford undergraduate. For five weeks, students will live on campus, make new friends, and be challenged intellectually. Many students say the experience changed their lives.
Intensive Science
Our program introduces science and medicine to low-income sophomores and juniors.
Local Outreach
Only 24 students from select Northern and Central California counties are chosen.
SMYSP is a tuition-free program. We rely on donations to increase diversity in medicine.
Participants meet medical professionals and college students with a passion for science.

Application Currently Closed

The application for the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program is currently closed. Join our mailing list to learn about future opportunities.

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