2022 Summer Institute

Virtual and In-Person (residential) opportunities will be available for Summer 2022

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The FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute is a weeklong 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 (Each student attends one session of their preference)

  • Session 1: June 12th - 17th, 2022 (In-Person)
  • Session 2: June 26th - July 1st, 2022 (Virtual)
  • Session 3: July 10th - 15th, 2022 (In-Person)

Online Application Closed

Application Decision Release Date: 

Late April, 2022 

If you need to log into your application dashboard to accept/decline your attendance,

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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 unweighted GPA (minimum)
  • Performance in math and science courses
  • Essay (500 word minimum)
  • Letters of recommendation from teacher and guidance counselor.

Program Cost

Virtual: $600 (covers registration and supplies)

In-Person: $1,200 (covers registration, supplies, room and board on FSU campus)

Program Limit:

Virtual: 40 students

In-Person: 20 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.