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.

Summer 2020 Program Dates: Sunday, June 21–Saturday, July 25, 2020

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.

Now Accepting Applications

The application for the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program is now open. Apply by February 12, 2020 for our Summer 2020 program!

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