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High-school students get a taste of med school

For four of the last five years, Stanford has brought in 150 Bay Area high-schoolers to be medical students for a day. At Med School 101, a day-long program held on campus, the teens attend sessions - taught by faculty members or graduate students - on a wide variety of medical and scientific topics. It's a fun, energizing event - for both the participants and those of us who put it together.

This year's event, which is sponsored by Stanford Hospital & Clinics, is today, and participants from six schools will soon arrive at the school's new Li Ka Shing Center for lectures on sleep medicine, genetic testing, medical innovation, stem cell science, and more.

My colleagues and I will be there, and we'll be tweeting speaker comments and information from the sessions. You can follow our tweets on the @sumedicine feed or follow the hashtag #SUMed101.

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