Summer Institute

summer instituteWe've gone virtual for 2021!

Application Status Update: Application Acceptance Decisions for Offer and Wait List have been sent via email as of April 12th, 2021.  If you completed an application, please check for an email from FluidReview to view your decision and other important information.

Payment for private payers will be due by May 8th, 2021.  Payment will be remitted through a registration link with FSU Conference Services, to be released once all accepted students have confirmed their attendance.



The FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute is a 5-day program designed for students who are committed to pursuing a career in the medical field.
The SSTRIDE Summer Institute introduces students to a variety of clinical settings, provides information about financial aid and university pre-health advising/programs, exposes students to college life, gives students a perspective on the life of a medical student, exposes students to certain aspects of the medical school curriculum through interaction with faculty and participation in faculty led presentations about medical topics, and inspires students to pursue careers in health-care professions.


Watch a video about the SSTRIDE Summer Institute

Program Dates

  • Session 1: June 21st - 25th, 2021
  • Session 2: July 12th - 16th, 2021

Click Here for Online Application!

Deadline Extended to: March 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm ET


Goals of FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute

  • Introduce students to college life and FSU College of Medicine
  • Inspire students to work with medically underserved patients
  • Offer opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of medicine.

Opportunities and Activities

  • Surgery Videos and Live Chat with Surgeon
  • Rural Medicine Tour and Engagement Activity
  • Medical Faculty Workshops
  • Vital Signs Workshop and CPR Training
  • Admission and Financial Aid Seminars
  • College Preparedness Seminars
  • Medical Ethics Workshop
  • Medical Student Mentoring
  • Virtual Anatomy Tour and Live Chat with Medical Students
  • Recreational Activities
  • Research Project on a Health Topic (Team Activity)
  • Research Group Presentations (Competition)
  • Awards Ceremony


The FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute is open to students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school. Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:

  • 3.3 grade point average (minimum)
  • Performance in math and science courses
  • Essay (500 word minimum)
  • Letters of recommendation from teacher and guidance counselor.

Program Cost

The cost is $550 which covers registration and supplies.

Program Limit: 40 students per session.

Limited Scholarships are available for qualified students who show financial need or extenuating circumstance. (Available to Florida Residents only)

Application Process

Required Supporting Materials to be completed with the application:

  • Essay
  • Science teacher recommendation
  • Guidance counselor recommendation
  • Copy of high school transcript with most current grades

Supporting Document Submission

Supporting documentation will be uploaded into the application system.