Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series (SIMS)

Thank you for your interest in the SIMS program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and health safety reasons, this program has been put on hold for the present time. We look forward to reinstating it in the future.

About SIMS

SIMS provides undergraduates who are interested in pursuing medicine with an opportunity to shadow physicians at Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and the Palo Alto VA Hospital.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
SIMS students are paired with a physician mentor and learn from a breadth of experiences including shadowing in clinics and on rounds, observing in the operating room, attending departmental Grand Rounds lectures, and other opportunities as identified.
Participation in this program is only available to matriculated Stanford students.  
Group of medical students.

Review the program prerequisites and requirements for participating undergraduate students. Go here to apply for SIMS.

Physician using stethoscope on a child patient.

Information for new and returning physician mentors.