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 possible. The situation with COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and we do not know what it will be like in the summer or fall. In examining all of these factors, we are not accepting ANY applicants for periods 12 and in the summer periods for 1, 2 and 3 with the recognition that depending on the situation, it may not be possible for students to travel as hoped. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update our website for opening our application for periods 4, 5 and 6.

  • 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 >>

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the SCORE program, please contact:

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

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