MED Newsletter #2

July 1, 2017

Message from the Director

Dear Participants,

Greetings from VIA. The weather here in Silicon Valley is heating up and so is our excitement for your arrival later this month! As you prepare for joining MED, take some time to consider your goals and what you hope to accomplish and learn during the program. This will help you make the most of your time at Stanford this summer.

Please read the remainder of this newsletter carefully, as it contains important information about tasks to complete as well as the link to an orientation site that will help you get prepared for MED. We will be in touch in the coming weeks with additional information and guidance to support you on your journey. So don't forget to check your email regularly.

If you have any urgent questions in the meantime, feel free to get in touch.




1: Bio/Photo

Some of you have already uploaded your Bio and photo to CREW and we thank you! But there are still some of you missing. Please remember to upload these soon by clicking here.

2: Shadowing Preference Survey (advanced-track students only)

In order to help us determine shadowing assignments, please complete this short survey here to indicate your preferences by ranking ALL of the activities listed. For more information about your choices, click here for a spreadsheet entitled "MED 2017: Shadowing Opportunities Matrix." Please complete the survey by Wednesday, July 5.

3: Pre-Program Survey

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the pre-program survey. If you haven't completed it, please do so by Sunday, July 9. Please click here to complete the survey.

4: SF Giants Survey

You will have the option to attend a Giants game on the evening of Friday, August 18. Please let us know whether or not you'd like to attend by completing this VERY short survey here by Sunday, July 16.

5: Presentation During First Week of MED Program

During the first week of the program, each of you will give a 5-minute presentation introducing yourself. Click here for instructions about the presentation.

MED 2017 Orientation Site

As you get prepared for MED 2017, please click here to explore the orientation site we created. (Below is a screenshot of the orientation site.) Please pay particular attention to the Logistics section, which has information about what to pack as well as program policies. If you have any questions, email Lina at
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A Little Note

We are in the process of finalizing a draft of the calendar to share with you soon. We plan to share the calendar with you in mid-July. Stay tuned as we are still planning out your activities! For your reference, click here for last year's program schedule. This year's schedule will be similar to (but not identical to) last year's.