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SIMSEach quarter, SIMS participants will be paired with a physician mentor and learn from a breadth of experiences including, but not limited to, shadowing in clinics and on rounds, observing in the operating room, attending departmental Grand Rounds lectures, or having coffee with their mentor. Over the course of the quarter, students will hopefully establish a meaningful and long-lasting relationship with their physician mentors which can often play an influential role in an individual’s decision to pursue medicine.StudentProof of a negative TB skin test or QuantiFERON test within the last 3 months as well as MMR, varicella, Tdap, and hepatitis B vaccinations Participants must also be in good academic standing to apply (e.g., not on academic probation or provisional registration). Must Apply to ProgramStanford HospitalEvery Quarter
Arbor Free ClinicArbor is a health clinic for undocumented patients and/or patients lacking adequate health resources. It is run by

undergraduate and medical students with volunteer faculty supervision independent of any hospital or existing clinic.

Arbor free clinic can provide students with an enormous variety of clinical experiences before medical school including,

but not limited to, Spanish/Mandarin medical interpretation, insurance counseling, health education, patient naviga-
tion, and clinical coordination.
Bridge to Care Counselor: Counsel patients on referrals and insurance enrollment options and provide support with follow-up care.All prospective volunteers must attend a mandatory info session and submit a written application. Accepted volunteers commit to three Sunday shifts per quarter for a minimum of three quarters.795 Willow Road, Building 334 Menlo Park, CA 94025 Ongoing
Interpreter (Spanish and Mandarin): Provide interpretation and navigation services for limited English proficient patients. Must be a fluent speaker of Spanish or Mandarin, as well as complete a training program in the quarter following acceptance.
Patient Navigator: Guide patients through the clinic day at Arbor and support patients' care transitions post-Arbor.
Pacific Free ClinicPFC is a Stanford student-run free clinic providing free health care for low-income, unemployed, and uninsured adults in East San Jose. About three-quarters of PFC’s patient population has limited English proficiency, with Vietnamese and Spanish being the most common languages spoken. PFC is a great opportunity for undergraduates to have a direct role in patient care as part of a medical team and to understand the needs of the medically underserved population in East San Jose. Volunteer positions include pre-clinical (interviewing patients), patient intake, health educators, and interpreters.Available positions for Stanford undergraduates, graduate students, and staff at clinic are: Front Desk; Interpreter (Vietnamese, Mandarin, Spanish); Referrals; Health Education; Lab Assistant You must be affiliated with Stanford (as a student or faculty) to volunteer at Pacific Free Clinic. In general, Stanford affiliation is defined as possession of an active full SUNet ID. Individuals with active full SUNet IDs have an active email address ending in Overfelt HS Health Clinic 1835 Cunningham Ave. San Jose, CA 95122We have two application cycles each year: fall quarter and winter quarter. Additional information regarding applications, requirements, and training are provided at that time.
Stanford University Emergency Medical Service (StEMS)Stanford University Emergency Medical Service. Certified EMTs providing medical coverage at University events. StEMS works with the Department of Public Safety, Vaden and the School of Medicine to provide high quality emergency care on campus.EMTTo join StEMS as an EMT, you must currently be EMT-1 certified in Santa Clara county, and you must have a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification (either American Heart Association, or American Red Cross). To join StEMS as a trainee, you must have successfully passed your National Registry exam or be currently enrolled in an EMT training program. Trainees are able to participate in training and group activities, but have limited opportunities to treat patients.Stanford HospitalOngoing
Student Clinical Opportunities for Premedical Experience (SCOPE)Student Clinical Opportunities for Premedical Experience (SCOPE) is a student-run internship program based out of Stanford University that places interns at Santa Clara Valley Valley Medical Center's Emergency Department. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) is a Level 1 trauma center (one of only four in California), treating the most complex and varied cases. SCOPE interns work to improve healthcare delivery by shadowing and aiding the physicians, interpreting when possible, and directly interacting with patients. Through this service-learning approach, SCOPE aims to help members learn by observation and glean the nature of medicine, enabling them to make informed choices on a career in medicine. In addition to the clinical experience, we empower students with leadership opportunities and the possibility for creativity and initiative in improving the program. SCOPE is an affiliated program supported by Stanford Haas Public Service. Available positions: Intern; Spanish Medical Interpreter; Vietnamese Medical Interpreter; Director; Project Team Leader; Other Submit a 2 part application by the deadline. Members must commit a minimum of 4 quarters to the program, the first two of which must be continuous. In order to graduate, members are required to complete 200 hospital volunteer hours.Stanford HospitalApplication Deadline: Friday October 23rd, 2015 by 11:59 PM
Bridge Peer Counseling CenterThe Bridge is a group of student counselors providing free, confidential, 24-hour peer counseling services to the Stanford student community. As peer counselors, we are here to listen, to explore feelings or just to talk. Our goal is to help people develop their own solutions to problems or uncertainties they may be dealing with. All our services are completely free and confidential.CounselorOnly Stanford undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to staff at the Bridge. If you are a student and would like to become a Bridge counselor, you must successfully complete the following: Education 193A – Listen Up! Core Peer Counseling Skills (2 units) Education 193P – Peer Counseling at the Bridge (1 unit) An evaluation upon completion of Education 193A On-CampusOngoing
Stanford ESP & Splash!Diverse people at different stages of their lives discover diverse muses and so we all have our special sources of inspiration, creativity and motivation. The mission of the Stanford ESP community is to reach out, to enthuse other young eager minds, and share our muses and sources of joy and inspiration with people around us. Our current agenda centers around sharing our knowledge and creativity with high school students, through conducting extensive academic and non-academic classes. We are just at the starting phase of Stanford ESP, and with your support we hope to expand and reach out to more people, students and teachers alike.At Splash, volunteers will have the opportunity to help with all of the following: Student Check-In; Help Desk; On-Site Registration; Teacher Check-In; Lunch; Teacher Support; Directions; Clean-Up; GeneralCriminal Background Check, Oe-Hour Training SessionOn-CampusNov. 7-8, 2015
United Students for Veterans’ HealthUSVH is the largest volunteer organization on campus. Students spend time with veterans with psychiatric disorders at the Menlo Park VA Hospital.VolunteerStudents generally volunteer at least two hours per week.Menlo Park Veterans Affairs Hospital at the Geriatric-Psychiatric Nursing HomeOngoing
Asian Liver CenterThe Asian Liver Center at Stanford University is the first non-profit organization in the United States that addresses the high incidence of hepatitis B and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans. The center uses a four-pronged approach towards fighting hepatitis B through CARE: collaboration, advocacy, research, and education-outreach. In addition to general volunteer outreach and clinic opportunities, the Asian Liver Center accepts applications for up to 10 various health-related internships for both the academic year and summer that are located in proximity to campus. The internships range from global health or coordinating a low-cost hepatitis B screening and vaccination clinic, to innovation through social media, advocacy, community coalition development, and more.Available Positions: Corporate Outreach, Youth Outreach, Social Media & Marketing, Community Health, Global Health, Graphic DesignAttendance is Mandatory for: Intern Orientation, Key Outreach Events, 1-Hour Weekly Internship Meetings, Chinese New Year Festival OutreachAsian Liver Center at Stanford University of Medicine 780 Welch Rd, CJ130 Palo Alto, CA 943048/27/2015
Colleges Against Cancer/Relay For LifeStanford Colleges Against Cancer/Relay For Life is a voluntary student organization dedicated to fighting cancer through awareness, advocacy, service, and research. At Stanford University, we carry out campaigns in all four of the American Cancer Society’s strategic directions: Cancer Education, Survivorship, Advocacy, and Relay for Life. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour event fundraiser. Relay celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost to the disease, and empowers the community to fight back.VolunteerN/AStanford Track & FieldMay 16th-17th, 2015, 10AM-10AM,
Team HBVTeam HBV’s goal is to create a strong, unified community at Stanford that will promote, support, and further efforts to eradicate hepatitis B. Team HBV hopes to raise awareness of the disproportionately high incidence of hepatitis B and liver cancer among certain ethnic groups such as Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) and hopes to create programming that will address the disparity. One of our main priorities is to have all members of the Stanford community, especially those who fall under the Asian & Pacific Islander ethnicity, to get a free screening at Vaden Health Center. Furthermore, we make efforts to bring health education and outreach to the Bay Area. Every May, we hold our Hepatitis B Awareness Week, in which we bring in speakers, prizes, food and fun to reach our goals. We frequently engage enthusiastic individuals in which absolutely no previous experience is necessary.VolunteerN/AOld Union 201Weekly Meetings: Wednesdays 8-9PM
Science in ServiceScience in Service connects Stanford students to youth in our neighboring communities through science mentorship and after-school science clubs, providing students a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in science outreach. Stanford participants receive training in key techniques for teaching science through mentorship. Trained students then serve as science mentors to children in after-school programs in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City, with ongoing support from the Science in Service staff. The lessons and activities that we bring to the community kids are centered on a different science or engineering theme each quarter and include science topics of interest to premeds.Available Positions: Mentor, Guest Speaking, FellowshipsMenors: Three-Part Training Guest Speakers: Bachelor's Degree, work/research in a scientific field, must be affiliated with Stanford UniversityTBATBA
Students Supporting Brain InjuryOur goal is to support individuals with brain injury and post concussion syndrome in the mid-peninsula community. We host meetings and social activities to provide opportunities for individuals and caregivers to connect and learn from one another. Brain Injury Events Chair, General Public Events Chair, Educational Coordinator, Peer Support Group Secretary, Webmaster, Publicity Chair, Student Recruitment Chair, Brain Injury Recruitment Chair, Student Buddy Coordinator, Brain Injury Buddy Coordinator, Medical Student Liaison, Graduate Student LiaisonHeld on Campus
SHAR(ED): Stanford Health Advocacy and Research in the Emergency DepartmentSHAR(ED) is the Stanford Health Advocacy and Research in the Emergency Department program. We are a group of undergraduates who aim to improve the lives of patients in the Emergency Department and other healthcare settings using a public health approach. We currently run two programs for our patients.
1. Stanford Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SASBI): SASBI screens patients in the ED for risky alcohol behaviors to help our patients avoid preventable illness and injury.
2. Help Desk: The mission of Help Desk is to understand the social and legal needs that may affect the health of patients who present to the ED and to address these needs by connecting patients to appropriate community resources.
Volunteer; Research Assistant; Leader Volunteer research assistants must commit to 5 hours per week, which includes 4 hours in the ED and 1 hour in the group meeting.
Volunteers must also commit to at least three or more quarters of volunteering.
Volunteers should enroll in the 1-unit Social Emergency Medicine class in the Winter Quarter
Stanford Emergency Department
We have a fall quarter and a spring quarter round of applications. Volunteers screen every quarter (including summer quarter if possible).
Cardinal CoursesEarn academic credit while giving back to the community! Use your academic knowledge to have a direct social impact. Engage with a community to address a social problem. Cardinal Courses engage students in projects and partnerships in the community that address social and environmental challenges. Students will integrate their course objectives and community-based experiences by participating in a service component as a part of the course.  Student; Community Engaged Learning Coordinator (CELC)There is a diverse selection of Cardinal Courses. Check out the list of Cardinal Courses on the Haas Center website or on Explore Courses to find a course that fits your schedule! On-Campus, with varying service components that may take place off-campus. Cardinal Courses are offered EVERY QUARTER.
Stanford Undergraduate
Hospice and Palliative Care
SUHPaC seeks to involve undergraduates in learning about hospice and
palliative medicine and provide the opportunity for hands-on volunteering
experience with local bay area hospice organizations. In addition, we host
quarterly speaker and outreach events to educate the general Stanford
community on what end-of-life care entails. Check out for more details!
Nursing home volunteer, Hospice patient support volunteer
Attend interest meeting at the beginning of the quarter, plus training
and immunization requirements specific to partner hospice
Varies (Bay Area)Autumn, Winter, Spring
Abilities UnitedAbilities Unitied supports children and adults with disabilities, their families and the community, and champions a culture in which all members of society are included and appreciated for their distinctive contributions. Volunteer opportunities including ongoing direct service in our adult day program preschool and after school program, and one-time special events.
AchieveKidsAchieveKids serves bay area children, aged 5 to 22, with emotional and/or developmental disabilities including mental retardation, autistic spectrum disorder, mood, disruptive behavior, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Their approach is to "Address the child, not the diagnosis." This organization leads programs that integrate mental health and special education services at their non-public school campuses.
Avenidas Senior Day Health ProgramThis center offers the chance to work with oldest of seniors providing therapies, health monitoring, activities, hot lunches, and transportation for participants (depending on interests, work can include either office tasks or working with seniors). Note: All volunteers need series of TB tests to be eligible
Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Caregiver Alliance sponsors this camp for people who have suffered neurological anomalies (stroke, Alzheimer's, etc.). Volunteers help them with crafts, sing-a-longs, activities, etc. The camp allows the caregivers of these individuals some down time and provides a unique experience for students.
HealthRight360Our volunteer program offers volunteers and interns the opportunity to partner with us in providing members of our community with access to high quality primary medical care, behavioral health and human services. One of the greatest gifts you can make to HealthRIGHT 360 is your time. Whatever your background, skills or expertise, you can help build stronger, healthier communities. We strive to offer a variety of positions that will be mutually beneficial for both the volunteers and HealthRIGHT 360 centers throughout California.
Lucile Packard Children's HospitalForty-five different volunteer programs exist at the Children's Hospital to work with patients. The time commitment for volunteering is a minimum of 3 hours per week for 6 months.
MayView Community Health CenterCommunity Health Center volunteers may be able to help with special projects including our patient satisfaction survey, or with one-day events like painting our exam rooms. Interested Stanford students should contact the Office of Community Health at Stanford. The Patient Advocates PRogram provides health care to a diverse socio-economic population with emphasis on treatment for the total person. Spanish is required.
Stanford HospitalStanford hospital has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. All languages are welcome. Partners in Caringrecruits, trains and matches volunteers to provide practical support and caring connection for homebound individuals. Project Helping Hand recruits students interested in lending a helping hand to people with chronic illnesses. This may be the basis for a Hum Bio internship.
Vaden Health CenterThere are a variety of ways for students to contribute to health programs, projects, and activities. Gain hands-on knowledge and experience, enhance your leadership and interpersonal skills, and develop great new relationships while educating and empowering fellow students.
Healthy Connections Pre-medical Student Volunteer ProgramThis pre-medical student volunteer program was developed for undergraduates who are interested in a career in medicine and/or related health care fields. The Webster House Health Center Medical Director is Dr. Peter Pompei, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Geriatrician, Stanford University, School of Medicine. The services that are offered here include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietary support and social services.
Students are expected to work for approximately 6 months, at least 3 hours per week, with a flexible schedule. A minimum of 100 hours is the goal for the overall time commitment. Please contact the program administrator if you would like to apply for this opportunity.
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