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Tour of PAMF and Peninsula Healthcare Connection

Hello Explorers!

Here is a video of our tour of PAMF and Peninsula Healthcare Connection!

Enjoy! (Video Credits to Dr. Choi)


1st Meeting 9/14/15

The next Medical Explorers meeting is scheduled on Monday, September 14th at 7:00 P.M. 


  • We will introduce the new officers to you and share what’s in store for this year.  You’ll have a chance to hear from advisor Dr Enoch Choi MD about his disaster relief to Nepal providing free medical care to earthquake survivors with a team from USA assisted by local nurses, pharmacists and translators.  Tips on how you can prepare for an earthquake locally will be provided by Palo Alto Police Dept Office of Emergency Services.  See for photos from the trip.

Symposium Sign Ups

Hey Explorers!

The sign up sheet for the Symposium is up! Here is the link:

Please fill it out, and we hope to see many of you there!


Medex Post 63 Symposium

Hey Explorers!

The biennual medical explorer is coming up! Here is more information about the big day.


25th Biennial Medical Explorer Conference

Post 63 Palo Alto Medical Foundation

795 El Camino Real, 3rd Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Saturday, February 28, 2015


  • 9:00 Welcome and introductions- Supriya Sanjay, current president, Post 63
  • 9:15 Tentative: keynote lecture by Stanford Medical School Dean Dr Pizzo on “The Future of Medicine,” Stanford Prof. of pediatrics
  • 10:00 Dr Don Barr MD “Health Care Systems Compared”
  • 10:45 Break: Snack time
  • 11:00 Hands on clinical session #1.  Choose two of the following:
  1. Dr Bill Rogaway, MD Adult Oncologist “Treating Cancer”
  2. Dr Bradley A. Greene, MD Plastic surgeon “Suturing Lab on pigskins”
  3. Tentative tour: SurgiCenter
  4. Tentative tour: Cardiac Echocardiology Lab
  5. Tentative speaker: daVinciRoboticSurgery
  6. Tentative tour: Pathology lab
  7. Tentative speaker: Congenital Heart Disease
  • 12:00 Hands on clinical session #2.  Repeat of 11am sessions.
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:45 Introductions. Peter Awad, past president Post 63

Medical challenges in the third world. Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, M.D. Prof. pediatric infectious disease, Stanford medical school

  • 2:30 Participations and demonstrations by Explorer posts
  • 3:30 Critique & closing remarks: Dr. Enoch Choi M.D., advisor post 63

TEDYouth Conference!

Hey Explorers!

There is a special event called TEDYouth, where you can explore many interesting topics that may further spur your interests!

For more information:

Meeting 11/10

Hey Explorers!


Our next meeting will be on Monday 11/10 with Dr. Rhonda Hamilton, as  she discusses her path to medicine. We will then have Stanford students come talk to us about the college application process.


See you guys there!



New Year!

Hey Explorers!

We are looking forward to a great year of learning and exploration! Be sure to sign up in the “Join Now!”  tab for important information regarding guest speakers, tours, and volunteer activities! For our returning members, we ask that you re-register. 

Can’t wait to see everyone this fall!


All Day Conference

Hey Explorers!

The All Day Conference is coming up soon! If you would like to come, please use the menu above to fill out the sign up form.

If you would like more information about the event, click here.


See ya! 🙂

Updated Meeting Notes

Hey Explorers!

If you check the Meeting Notes page, you’ll see that notes are now available for all of our past meetings since August. If you’d like to keep a copy, simply visit the page in the menu bar above!

Or you could just click here!

Thanks! 😀

Medical Explorers

Welcome to the Medical Explorers Post #63 Website! 


Palo Alto Medical Explorers Post # 63 is a group for high school students interested in medicine. Supervised by Dr. Harry Hartzell, this Medical Post exposes students to numerous areas in the field of medicine such as pediatrics, psychology, and genetics.

Medical Explorers members attend lectures in which well-known and experienced health specialists present interesting information related to their jobs.  Not only are members able to interact with highly skilled medical professionals, but they are also able to visit extraordinary places through field trips. In the past, we’ve visited Stanford’s anatomy lab for a guided examination of cadavers and an innovative startup company working on ultrasound technologies. Members have also been able to work with technologically advanced robots at the world-renowned simulation lab and receive tours inside labs devoted to genetics, pathology, and cardiology.  These are just a few examples of our field trips as Medical Explorers, and we hope to offer many more fascinating and unique experiences for our members.

New members are always welcome! Medical Explorers is a great way to dive into the word of medicine or just figure out if medicine is right for you. Our meetings are held on Mondays (check schedule for dates) on the third floor of the Palo Alto Medical Clinic usually from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Field trips are also during the afternoon of Mondays, but they are not held as regularly. Check out the Schedule page for the more information regarding upcoming meetings.  Fee for the entire year is $20.

Feel free to contact any of the officers or Dr. Hartzell!

Please check the schedule on the top navigation bar to see when our next meeting is.  The following is the address where our meetings take place:

795 El Camino Real, Third Floor Dining Room

Palo Alto, California 94301