SCORE Program

IMPORTANT COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATE - We recognize how important away rotations are for you, but we want to take all necessary measures to protect students as best as possibleWe are limiting the acceptance of applications to the clerkships requiring preapproval listed below.  Applications without preapproval from the department will not be processed.

Applicable 2021 Clerkship Periods

Period 3 (August 23 - September 19, 2021); SlideRoom Online Application Deadline April 30, 2021

Period 4 (September 20 - October 17, 2021); SlideRoom Online Application Deadline April 30, 2021

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Applicants not approved to rotate via the SCORE program in Emergency Medicine are encouraged to submit a standard clerkship application for consideration. See this link for further details on Stanford's Visiting Clerkship application requirement.

Please contact Dr. Al'ai Alvarez or Kristen Kayser for any questions. 

  • Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine recognizes the power of diversity and its impact on the future of healthcare.

    In partnership with the Office of Medical Student Affairs, we are providing an exceptional opportunity for visiting medical students who are underrepresented.

    The Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE) Program recognizes that Stanford Medicine's ideal of true community engagement is unlikely to occur without a workforce that is diverse in many ways. This includes individuals who are underrepresented in medicine, socially, economically, or educationally disadvantaged, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would diversify their clinical fields.

  • SCORE recipients receive housing and a stipend throughout their month-long EMED 313 rotation in the Emergency Department.
  • In addition to regular didactics, teaching sessions and clinical shifts, the students will be mentored throughout their month-long experience. We will also offer them their residency interview during this month.

  • Please refer to the Stanford University School of Medicine SCORE website for more general details about the program.

About EMED 313

During this 4-week, multi-site selective, medical students will develop critical skills in the rapid evaluation and management of undifferentiated and acutely ill patients in three unique emergency department settings: Stanford Hospital Center (SHC), Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), and the Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center (KSCMC).

At each of these sites, rotators will work directly with an emergency medicine attending. With this high level of mentorship and guidance, learners will gain confidence assessing and resuscitating the incredible spectrum of patients presenting at each of the three clinical sites. Given the need to go to three different sites, medical students will need access to personal transportation.  Learn more >>

For any questions regarding the SCORE program, please contact:

Al'ai Alvarez, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
E-Mail: Al'ai Alvarez

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