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[Stanford Premed] SIMS Program: Spring Quarter Applications due TOMORROW

Kevin Tran kvntran at
Thu Mar 3 12:21:33 PST 2011

Considering a career in medicine and want to see if it's right for you? Want
a physician's guidance in reaching your professional goals?

Apply for
Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series (SIMS) Physician Shadowing Program
for Spring Quarter 2010-2011!

Each academic quarter, Stanford undergraduates accepted to the SIMS program
(MED160) are paired one-on-one with physicians from a variety of specialties
at Stanford Hospital, LPCH, or the Palo Alto VA Hospital.  Attend outpatient
clinic, make morning rounds with the team, observe in the operating room, or
chat with your mentor over coffee - shadowing through SIMS for an entire
quarter will give you the opportunity to develop a close relationship with a
physician mentor whose insight and expertise can help enhance (or even
jump-start) your premedical experience.

Interested students must read the attached informational document containing
detailed program guidelines and application insturctions.  Please realize
that participating in SIMS is a serious commitment on the parts of both the
student and the physician mentor.  If you are accepted, you should be
prepared to dedicate the time, effort, and professionalism to making the
quarter-long shadowing experience into a sustainable mentoring relationship.

We are now accepting applications from Stanford SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, and
SENIORS.  Please visit our website ( for more

Application deadline is [TOMORROW]
Friday, March 4, 2010, at 11:59PM PST.


*Application FAQs:*

   - If I've participated in SIMS in the past, do I need to reapply?

*Yes, ALL students interested in shadowing during Winter Quarter must submit
an application.  If you are a returning student, you may use the essay space
to **explain why you are interested in shadowing another quarter.*

   - What does "health clearance" involve?

*Participants must provide proof of immunization against hepatitis B (with
positive titer), MMR, and varicella (chicken pox) and a negative TB skin
test within the last twelve months. (A Tdap booster is also recommended for
the pertussis epidemic.) Documentation of prior varicella contraction will
not suffice; a positive blood titer is necessary. TB skin tests,
vaccinations, and blood drawings can be arranged at the Vaden Health Center
for a fee (click here for fee
Many students get these done over break under their insurance policies.*
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