Advanced EM Summer Program

In 2020, for the fourth summer in a row, high school students interested in emergency medicine will have the opportunity to stay on campus and engage directly with the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty on a daily basis. During the 10-day course, students will learn how to properly perform rescue breaths and chest compressions, how to suture wounds, how to work as a team when stabilizing a patient, and whether or not they can handle working with real cadavers during the anatomy lab.

The 2020 summer session will begin enrollment in December 2019. Learn more and apply on the  Envision website.


Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine is thrilled to offer a select number of sponsorship positions for this program.  NOTE: This is a separate application process from the Envision program / scholarship application process.

These positions are available for low-income and under-represented minority students from the local area who have shown academic excellence and an interest in a career in medicine. Successful applicants will receive full tuition support for the program. 

Interested parties should submit:

  • CV/resume
  • letter of intent/statement of why they want to attend
  • most recent report card
  • two letters of recommendation from a teacher, school counselor or principal. The letters should affirm that the student is of a disadvantaged background.

If you are interested, please email:

Topics will include:

Taking a Patient History
Physical Exams
Basic Life Support
Wilderness Survival
Disaster Medicine
Clinical Ultrasound


Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA


Summer 2020

Program Faculty

Cori Poffenberger, MD
Program Director, Advanced Emergency Medicine 
Professional Interests: Ultrasound

Jason Lowe, DO
Program Director, Advanced Emergency Medicine 
Professional Interests: Pediatric EM

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