Each year, hundreds of high-school students come to campus for a variety of summer camps and programs. Among this year’s visitors were participants of the Stanford Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Program, a two-week program designed for high schoolers and pre-med undergrads interested in pursuing careers in medicine or STEM fields. Participants take part in clinical observation opportunities in the operating room and practice anesthesia skills.
This year's program brought together students from four countries and eight states and, as director Larry Chu, MD, told me, "our students represent a diverse cultural and geographical representation of the health care landscape." Eighty percent of the participants were female, and 92 percent were from minority backgrounds.
Previously: "Science is tough, but science is worth it": A high-schooler reflects on her summer in the lab, "Ultimately about discovery": High-school students experience hands-on biology research and Internships expose local high-schoolers to STEM careers and academic life
Photos courtesy of Stanford University Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab