Leadership in Health Disparities Program (LHDP)
Program History and Goals
The Leadership in Health Disparities Program (LHDP) developed from the Stanford Medical School’s Early Matriculation Program (EMP) that began in 1984 to promote academic careers in medicine among minority and disadvantaged medical students. Over the past decades, the EMP was successful in helping students achieve academic and leadership careers. Yet, because of the persistence of health disparities in the nation, the EMP has evolved into the LHDP to create the next generation of physician leaders to address health disparities.
LHDP Summer Program & LHDP Year-Long Seminars
Today, the LHDP is available to all matriculating medical students. It includes a summer earlymatriculation component directed at initiating a successful medical and leadership career, and a two year-long leadership seminar series during the school year focused on increasing student’s knowledge of health disparities and the roles of physician leaders. We encourage those students who are interested in careers addressing health disparities to consider this program.
The summer is comprised of a seven-week program that is offered during the summer quarter preceding the first year of medical school. It offers students the following activities:
- Introduction to population disparities
- Meetings with the medical school’s leadership and community health leaders
Exposure to research opportunities with faculty in one of the scholarly concentrations
- Weekly sessions on developing leadership skills in medicine
- Course on integration of concepts of basic science with clinical science
Interactions with medical students, residents and faculty interested in health disparities
Early clinical experiences in ward and outpatient services
Assist in the transition to medical school
Building community with faculty, residenets and classmates
Program Finances for LHDP Summer Program
Students matriculate for the summer quarter and pay a reduced tuition rate. Participants receive a research assistantship which covers the research rate tuition and salary covering the 7 week program. Financial aid is not available.
2018 LHDP Summer Program
May 4, 2018 - Registration deadline for the summer LHDP.
Early May (TBA) - Online Summer Housing Registration Deadline (first round).
June 26, 2018 - Start of 2018 Summer LHDP.
August 8, 2018 - Last day of summer program.
Mark Gutierrez, Assistant Director
Center of Excellence
1265 Welch Road, MSOB x363
Stanford, Ca 94305