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Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (SSHCOP)

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Application cycle for 2013 HCOP is November 1, 2012.

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Center of Excellence
in Diversity in Medical Education

1265 Welch Road, MSOB 3rd Floor

Stanford, CA 94305

sfbayhcop@stanford.edu

Call 650-736-1685


"How can words ever do justice to six
weeks that had dramatically changed
one's life? HCOP was just that to the
forty-five students that took part in
this amazing experience."

- Jen Pham, HCOP 2004

Culture. Service. Scholarship.

The Stanford Summer HCOP is six-week intensive residential program that provides a living and learning community for talented college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a career in medicine. Participants must demonstrate that they have experienced educational or academic barriers to pursuing their education. This program targets premedical who aspire to serve in the Bay Area as Physicians.

In addition to free housing and meals, HCOP offers:

  • Critical reading and research of medical literature
  • Civic and political activism in medicine
  • Anatomy and cellular/molecular biology classes
  • An introduction to the MCAT
  • Academic success and test-taking strategies
  • Workshops on the medical school admissions process
  • Networking with peers who share your goals
  • Mentoring by Stanford medical students
  • Clinical shadowing and research opportunities

Expectations

Stanford Summer HCOP was designed to challenge and support premedical student achievement by balancing a rigorous curriculum with academic, social and developmental support. Summer HCOP students are expected to approach this experience with a commitment toward scholarship and exploration. Participants will realize the greatest benefit by fully immersing themselves in scheduled academic and social activities during the program. Students who are selected must commit to the full six-week program, will be required to live on campus, and must not be involved in other summer activities (MCAT preparation, full-time/part-time employment, research). Participants must comply with all campus policies regarding conduct, academic honesty, and lawful behavior. Summer HCOP participants are expected to take advantage of premedical student programs, events and activities provided throughout the academic year. Upon completion of the program, participants are considered HCOP Scholars and are expected to maintain contact with the HCOP program beyond the summer for the best use of continued academic and professional development as aspiring health professionals. HCOP is a full-time, immersive program. It is not suitable for students who need to work or take classes during the summer, are studying for the MCAT or participate in other activities that may compete with program expectations.


How to Apply

The Summer 2012 application cycle will open at 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

TO APPLY TO THE SUMMER PROGRAM, please follow all application directions closely and get an early start on collecting your supporting documents. Please review the selection criteria before submitting your application. We request that you submit your application online. We may request supplemental, physical documents.

A completed application contains:

  • General information
  • Personal data
  • Health-related and volunteer experiences
  • Financial information
  • Transcript(s)
  • Three essay questions
  • Contact information for two letters of recommendation (one from a college math or science instructor, the other from your college advisor, research advisor, or employer from a health-related job or volunteer experience.

The Summer 2012 application cycle begins on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 and ends on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Questions regarding the online application or the program itself should be directed to SFBayHCOP@stanford.edu or by calling 650-736-1685.

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