Programs & Events

Upcoming Events

  • Beyond the Farm Service Day

    LifeMoves - Creating Welcome Baskets for the Homeless

    Beyond the Farm is an annual event that seeks to extend Stanford's spirit of service to communities around the world through the volunteer efforts of alumni, family and friends. With the dedication of every individual within the Universities 220,000+ strong alumni community, we can make a world of difference!  

    Join the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. who will be partnering with LifeMoves who is the largest and most effective nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness in Silicon Valley. Its mission, since 1987, has been to provide interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and achieve long-term self-sufficiency. LifeMoves provides safe and clean living spaces, nutritious food, counseling and mental health supportive services, therapeutic childcare and after-school activities, and job and housing search assistance.

    For our alumni project, we will be hosting volunteers who will create Welcome Cards and assemble Welcome Baskets for families as they move into Haven Family House. Each laundry basket is artfully arranged and wrapped as if it is being auctioned off for $1,000. Welcome baskets include cleaning and household items.

    Volunteers will also have the opportunity for small-group, guided tours of the 23-unit facility with time for questions and conversation.

     

  • Stanford Medicine Sierra Camp Weekend

    For the eleventh year, SMAA will host a weekend at Stanford's Sierra Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake. Camp is always a very special annual weekend full of relaxation, great food, and outstanding activities! Everything from hiking, star gazing, swimming, boating, photography, art, nature walks, to wonderful talks and discussions with fellow alumni and friends. Don't miss it!

  • Art and Anatomy: Florence

    An Exclusive Program for Stanford School of Medicine Alumni

    To be an artist during the Italian Renaissance was, in many cases, to be an anatomist. As European artists turned towards more lifelike depictions of the human body in their paintings and sculptures, they required a deeper understanding of how the structures of the body worked together. Artists and anatomists joined forces to investigate the body through dissection and produced images of the human form that combined medical knowledge with artistic vision and creativity.

    On this inaugural Stanford Travel/Study program designed exclusively for the Stanford Medicine community, we’ll explore the incredible history and relics of this unique relationship between art and science in the cradle of the Renaissance: Florence. Get an in-depth look at the special collections of some of the city’s most unique museums, hear from renowned experts on the history of anatomy and art in the Renaissance, try your hand at anatomical and figure drawing both in studio and on location, and enjoy an exclusive private viewing of Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Accademia. We will also visit nearby Bologna to see 18th-century anatomical treasures and the site of the oldest medical school in Europe.

    This will be a trip full of memories for a lifetime!

Recent Events

  • Alumni Day 2019 - SOLD OUT!

    Sensorium: Enhancing the World of Perception

    COME EXPLORE THE SENSES!

    On behalf of the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association, thank you to all alumni and guests that came back to The Farm for a day of celebration with our vibrant alumni community of medical and bioscience graduates. It was a great day, reconnecting to the campus and with your former classmates, meeting new colleagues, and enjoying inspiring faculty as we explored this year’s theme—Sensorium: Enhancing the World of Perception—which focused on our senses and what Stanford Medicine is doing to protect, enhance, and in some cases, even restore them.

    This year’s MD reunion alumni included the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014. PhD and other School of Medicine degreed alumni, residents, postdocs, and fellows also attended.  

     

  • Match Day 2019 Evening Celebration

    Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated the 24th annual Match Day evening celebration! The MD Class of 2019 and their guests were joined board members, the dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, and senior administrators for a reception and dinner to celebrate students' residency matches and upcoming graduation from Stanford School of Medicine.

  • Student Outreach to Alumni Resources (SOAR) Dinner

    Thank you to all that could join us at our revamped SOAR (Student Outreach to Alumni Resources) Dinner! Soar is a mentoring event for PhD students who are exploring different industries and career options.  The event was designed to help students narrow their focus by providing an informational venue to meet alumni, who have practiced or conducted research in a specific area/sector, current postdocs, and faculty representing a variety of industries. Students had the opportunity to engage in conversation at the opening reception, three different tables during the course of the dinner and as well as an informal dessert reception.

  • Half Century Luncheon

    Thank you to all who made it out to this year's Half Century Club Luncheon. The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association proudly hosts a special afernoon each year designed to honor medical alumni and friends across multiple graduation years to celebrate those alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. A beautiful afternoon luncheon at Sharon Heights Country Club featuring a guest speaker paired with fantastic company makes this event one you truly will not want to miss! 

    This program is by invitation only. 

  • MD Exploring Specialties Dinner

    Thank you to all that could join us for the 5th Exploring Specialties Dinner!  This mentoring event for first, second and third year medical students who are exploring medical specialties and career options was very successful, and we appreciate your participation! This event was designed to help the students narrow their focus for their residency “match” applications by providing an informal venue to meet alumni, who have practiced or conducted research in a specific area, current residents in training, and faculty representing a variety of key specialties. Students had the opportunity to engage in conversation at the opening reception, two table rotations during the course of the dinner and an informal dessert reception.

2019 Upcoming Events

  • 04/05: PhD Pathways Career Event
  • 04/21: Clerkship Retreat
  • 04/13: Alumni Day 2019
  • 04/27: Beyond the Farm
  • 06/01: Board of Governors Meeting
  • 06/06 - 06/09 - Sierra Camp Weekend
  • 06/14: PhD Grad Finale
  • 06/15: Commencement
  • 10/5: Board of Governors Meeting

  • For more information about Stanford Medicine Alumni Association events, contact our office at (650) 725-5026 or medalumni@stanford.edu.