Stanford University has a stated goal of training a diverse group of students, including underrepresented minorities (URM), those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
A particular highlight for the CSBS Program is access to Dr. Rania Sanford, who previously led a successful diversity program in the School of Education at Stanford, and who now brings her expertise and goals for success to the School of Medicine. As part of her efforts to expand diversity applicants and trainees in School of Medicine programs, she has worked with program leaders to assist them in their recruitment efforts. Dr. Sanford and her colleagues travel to other universities, conferences and workshops, and are able to provide information about the programs they visited and their goals to increase URM recruitment.
All trainees, including URMs, will find significant resources at the following website:http://postdocs.stanford.edu/. There are also a number of groups on campus that serve several specific URM populations, including the Stanford American Indian Organization, the Society of Black Scientists and Engineers, the Stanford Society of Chicano/Latino Engineers and Scientists, and the Society of Women Engineers.