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!  

Recent Events

  • 2017 Tailgate & Football Game

    Stanford vs. UCLA Bruins

    Thanks to all the alumni and students who rallied together at our exclusive Stanford Medicine tailgate this year! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

    Wonderful too to see Stanford's 58-34 win over UCLA! Go Cardinal!

  • MD Stethoscope Ceremony 2017

    Thank you to all that joined us for the Stanford Medical Alumni Association and the Department of Student Affairs annual MD Stethoscope Ceremony event in which first year medical students received their white coats and stethoscopes. This symbolically marked the beginning of their journey's 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


    Registration is closed. Thanks to all who came and made memories with us at this year's SMAA Sierra Camp Weekend at Fallen Leaf Lake.

    SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR: June 7-10, 2018


    Registration is closed.  Thanks to all who joined Stanford Medicine joined Stanford alumni around the globe for Beyond the Farm Volunteer Day of Service.

    This year, the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association group spent the day volunteering at My New Red Shoes in Redwood City. There we helped homeless and low-income children look and feel confident as they start the school year.  My New Red Shoes promotes learning, improves school attendance, and enhances the self-esteem of children in-need.

    Get more information on this organization.


  • ALUMNI DAY 2017

    Registration is closed.  Thank you to all who attended Alumni Day.  We hope you enjoyed a day full of reconnecting with classmates, colleagues, faculty and students, attending presentations of the latest discoveries in research, translational medicine, and patient care and to celebrate our 5th annual winner of the RISE (Reach, Inspire, Serve, Engage) Award.


    Portions of this year's program have been recorded and are posted in the Video Gallery below.  Regretfully, due to copyright issues, the keynote presentation will not be posted.


2018/2019 Upcoming Events

  • 08/18 - 08/20: SWEAT MD Student Camping Trip
  • 08/24: MD Stethoscope Ceremony
  • 08/24: PA Welcome Event
  • 09/09: LA Regional Event - Welcome to Los Angeles for the Newly Placed Residents
  • 09/10: First Generation Mentorship Program - Cycle Closing Celebration
  • 09/22: Board of Governors Meeting
  • 09/21 - 09/23: PhD Student Camping Trip
  • 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