Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)

Program Description

The program is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.

Intern Program and Benefits

Students learn about basic laboratory techniques including safety, learn the basics in the field they are studying (like stem cells or neuroscience) and gathering, analyzing and presenting scientific data. In addition, the students make scientific connections with faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows.

However, during most of the time (interns work a minimum of 40 hours; many choose to work more), interns work doing basic research along side their mentors. Interns also participate in regular lab activities like lab meetings. more

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be current juniors or seniors as of the fall of 2014. Students must be in the graduating class of 2015 or 2016.  Students must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card in order to apply.

Program Dates

  • December 1st, 2014 - Application Available Online
  • February, 2015 - Application Deadline
  • April, 2015 - Acceptance Notifications
  • June 15th, 2015 - Start of Program
  • August 6th, 2015 - End of Program
In the Spotlight

Three SIMR students have been named National Semifinalists and two have been named Finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. Congratulations!

Read about our new Bioengineering pilot program.

Click here for another program that will be offered at Stanford next summer, Stanford EXPLORE: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research.

Watch three Stanford Medicine videos about SIMR students.

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