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Clinical Anatomy Summer Program - Surgical Anatomy for High School and Pre-Med Students


Clinical Anatomy Summer Program (CASP) applications now open

The Clinical Anatomy Summer Program (CASP) is for high school students considering careers in procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, EMTs/paramedics, and nursing. It may also be of interest to students who intend to study biomedical engineering, occupational or physical therapy, sports medicine, medical education or other health-related fields. The course includes classroom and laboratory sessions led by Stanford instructors, and will include student-led clinical case study presentations, interactive VR sessions, hands-on activities, surgical simulations with human cadavers and more.


Program Overview

  • Schedule: Classes meet daily Monday - Friday 9:00-4:00pm. Attendance is mandatory.

  • Age requirement: Must be age 16 or older to apply

  • Application Deadline: March 30

  • Course fee: $2,700 (Non-refundable) Upon notification of acceptance, the entire course fee is due to ensure a place in the program. A limited amount of financial assistance may be available for those in need.

  • Instructors: The course is led by Stanford faculty in the Department of Surgery, Division of Clinical Anatomy

  • Location: Virtual Program hosted via Zoom and Virtual Reality

  • Housing: This is a non-residential program. Students must arrange for their own lodging and transportation.

  • Application requirements: Students will be asked to provide a short essay and one letter of recommendation. Parental consent forms will be required from accepted students.

  • Homework assignments: Students will complete daily assignments in preparation for each class and will spend time outside of class preparing for daily quizzes and clinical case study presentations. Students may also be required to complete reflective writing assignments based on their class experience.

  • 2021 Virtual CASP will host 4 identical 1 week sessions:

  • June 21- June 25

  • July 5-July 9

  • July 19-July 23

  • August 2-August 6

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