Our one-week advanced clinical skills practice medical internships for high school students and premedical students is designed to allow motivated participants to explore future careers in health care through continued exposure to intensive and rigorous skill practice. Program participants in our advanced clinical skills practice internship will have the opportunity to practice airway management skills they learned in the Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Internship. Scaffolding on this knowledge, they will acquire skills in advanced airway techniques such as video-assisted laryngoscopy, and fiberoptic intubation practice.
Program participants will also gain skills in vascular access including intravenous access and arterial line placement. Grounding these skills will be foundational lectures in pharmacology and physiology related to perioperative medicine, and physical examination skills sessions and case discussions mentored by Stanford Medicine X ePatients and Stanford clinical faculty. *This internship will not involve clinical care or Stanford hospital patient contact other than observership by program participants. Teaching interactions will involve real patients trained to work with students in a classroom setting.