Diversity in all forms enhances Stanford Medicine's core missions — education, research and health care. Physicians trained alongside colleagues from different social and cultural backgrounds develop a broader understanding of the human condition, while researchers develop an expanded view of health problems and their solutions.

Strength in Diversity

Stanford Medicine has a legacy as a leader in the area of diversity, but the changing demographics of our nation and our state compel us to push our efforts even further as we work to ensure that our core value of diversity is reflected in our programs, culture and leadership. Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and healing patients.

Faculty Development & Diversity

Under the leadership of Bonnie Maldonado, the Office of Diversity and Leadership takes an innovative approach to diversifying academic medicine and the ranks of future scientists and practicing physicians. We are committed to fostering a diverse community in which all individuals are  supported to achieve their full potential.


Student Initiatives

At every level, Stanford Medicine cultivates a supportive, collegial atmosphere with readily available resources to meet the needs and interests of every student.