Programs & Events

Upcoming Events

  • PhD Lab Coat Ceremony 2018

    The PhD Lab Coat ceremony is a symbolic annual event that culminates the orientation activities for newly arrived PhD students. Each student is identified with his/her department and is coated with a personalized lab coat as a symbol of the start of their research/graduate studies in the biosciences. This event will take place on the last day of the biosciences school orientation for entering PhD students, features an alumni speaker, and family and friends of the students are welcome to attend.

  • 2018 Tailgate & Football Game

    Stanford Cardinal vs. Utah Utes

    Bring the family to campus for the Stanford  Medical Alumni Association's annual football tailgate! Rally alongside fellow alumni and current students at our exclusive pre-party BBQ on Koret Plaza, just a few blocks away from Stanford Stadium, before watching your Cardinal take on the Utah Utes!

    Tailgate will begin 2.5 hours prior to kickoff. Game time TBD.

    Click here to register!

  • First LGBTQ+ Forum

    Celebrating Visibility

    The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association and the Stanford School of Medicine is proud to sponsor the first LGBTQ+ Forum celebrating visibility and all alumni are invited to come to campus for this inaugural event taking place on Wednesday, October 10 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge. 

    Establishing visibility is critical in advancing toward an academic environment in which LGBTQ+ students, trainees, staff, faculty, and alumni are included, valued, and recognized. The Forum will feature personal and professional stories from LGBTQ+ members of the Stanford Medicine community, as well as networking opportunities and opportunities for allies to show support. This inaugural event will promote the continued growth of a visible Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ community.

    Come recognize and celebrate the Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ community! This event will feature wonderful speakers, giveaways, campus organizations, and food and refreshments!

  • Welcome to Beantown Social


    SMAA is coming to Beantown and with the help of local alumni, we are hosting a welcome party for the newly placed residents at Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge in Boston. All alumni and residents are invited to come join us for a fun and relaxing evening happy hour down by the harbor. Come expand your professional network, connect with old friends and meet some new ones over drinks and delicious appetizers!  

  • Student Outreach to Alumni Resources (SOAR) Dinner

    We are proud to welcome alumni, faculty and students to participate in the SOAR (Student Outreach to Alumni Resources) Mentorship Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, November 7th. This program is designed to foster mentorship opportunities across the Stanford Biosciences community. Alumni are a crucial part of what has made this program successful in past years and your participation helps expose current graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to a wide range of career options and pathways. Make a difference in a student's life today and be a mentor!

    This program is co-sponsored by the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association and the Stanford Biosciences.

Recent Events

  • Resident Welcome BBQ - Los Angeles - SOLD OUT

    Thank you to all that were able to join the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association and fellow Stanford alumni on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for a welcome BBQ for the newly arrived residents to the Los Angeles area! The purpose of this event was to welcome the new residents to the area and to connect them to local alumni and resources. This event was open to all local alumni and residents.  What a fun afternoon! Thanks to all that made it!!

  • MD Stethoscope Ceremony 2018

    Thank you to all that could join The Stanford Medical Alumni Association and the Office of Medical Student Affairs at this annual ceremony welcoming the new MD Class of 2018. The annual MD Stethoscope Ceremony event, in which first year medical students received their white coats and stethoscopes is always a special symbolic event marking the beginning of the new MD class's journey into medicine. As our President - Elect of the Stanford Alumni Board of Governors, Arturo Molina, said at Friday's ceremony, "The stethoscope embodies the essence of doctoring... it will allow you to form a connection with your patient... and it only functions if there is a person at each end."                                         


  • MSPA White Coat and Stethoscope Ceremony

    Thank you to everyone that could join SMAA as we proudly welcomed the 2018 incoming class of physician assistants at this annual ceremony at which the students received their white coats and stethoscopes. This symbolic ceremony marked the beginning of their journey into medicine. As one of our alumnae said, "The stethoscope is one of the prime symbols of patient care and the practice of medicine. You have to be close to your patient to use it. This is your chance to truly interact with your patient. You are listening to what the patient has to tell you."

                                                                                                     - Laurie Weisberg, MD and former president of the Stanford Medical Alumni Association

  • Beyond the Farm Service Day


    Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who made our Beyond the Farm project possible this year! What a great event! Together, our alumni, friends and family volunteers helped package 10,000 meals with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable populations.  

    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!  

    Thank you to all that volunteered and be sure to check back to find out where the meals you packed ended up! We will post that information as soon as it's available.

2018/2019 Upcoming Events

  • 09/24: PhD Lab Coat Ceremony
  • 10/06: Annual Alumni Tailgate - Stanford Cardinals vs. Utah Utes
  • 10/10:  LGBTQ Visibility Event
  • 10/18: Boston Regional Event - Welcome to Boston to the Newly placed Residents
  • 12/07: Alumni Awards Ceremony
  • 01/26: Board of Governors Meeting
  • 02/12: MD Student Explore Dinner
  • 02/20: Half Century Luncheon
  • 03/15: Match Day 2019 Celebration
  • 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

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