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Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) Summer Residential Program

Local Region:

South Bay

Location:

220 Panama Street
Ventura Hall
Stanford, CA 94305
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Phone:

(650) 721-2947

Email:

jned@stanford.edu

Contact Name:

Judith Ned, Ed.D., M.Ed.

Website:

Click here to visit official website

Subjects:
Biology
Type:
Intern / Lab Volunteer
Guided Labs
Lecture / Seminar
This program is "hands on."
Grades:
9-12
Sophomores and Juniors
Fees / Stipend:
FREE
Dates:
Summer Only
Jun 19 - Jul 24, 2018 ... check back for next year's date
5 weeks
Description:
The Summer Residential Program bolsters students’ science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers and a taste of life as an undergraduate on campus. To be eligible, students must be able to attend the full five weeks, seven days a week, and live in a residence house on the Stanford campus for the program’s entirety.

A full-time staff of ten Stanford undergraduates direct the program and live with participants during their campus stay. Family members are invited to visit each Sunday for a scheduled period of time.

SMYSP follows both a mentoring and team approach to learning and encourages peer teaching. This approach fosters an atmosphere that is supportive, without an emphasis on testing or competition. Special attention is given to developing leadership and interpersonal skills, with offerings such as workshops and discussions on networking, public speaking, and multicultural issues.

Program participants also receive one-on-one and group college admission counseling as well as guidance in essay and resume writing.

Students participate in laboratory workshops, attend lectures by Stanford faculty and medical professionals, and serve a hospital internship. This program offers an intense, enriched academic experience that will keep participants busy from morning until night. There is not a lot of downtime, so interested students should be prepared to work hard and, according to past participants, also to love every minute of it.

(Text is taken or adapted from the official program website)
Application:
Method:
Online/Website
Deadline:
Feb 15, 2018, 4:00 PM
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# of Spots:
24
Target Group:
Low-income and ethnically disadvantaged high school sophomores and juniors who live in northern and central California
Citizenship
Required:
Residency
Required:
Other
Requirements:
As an eligible sophomore or junior high school student, you can easily apply to our program. A complete application includes the following: A Preliminary Application in which the applicant provides basic background and contact information. An Online Application form, into which the applicant submits essays and a transcript. Applications become available mid-December each year. Two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a science or math teacher and another from a teacher, counselor, principal, or mentor. Applications are due February 15.
# of Recommendations:
2
Other Materials:
Application form, Essays, High School Transcript, 2 letters of recommendation (one from science teacher)
Last updated Feb 2, 2018, 1:35 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!