Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients. Innovative programs ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture and leadership.

Creating a Diversity Cabinet

Diversity activities at Stanford University School of Medicine are widespread and integrated into medical education curriculum, graduate education and graduate medical education student activities, as well as career development opportunities for trainees and faculty. We developed an approach to an integrated communication strategy to identify opportunities to leverage diversity partnerships.


The Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment, or D-CORE, provides a space where any member of the Stanford Medicine community interested in issues of inclusion and diversity can hold meetings or just hang out and study.



A celebration of disability at Stanford Medicine

“Reach back, engage, and just do it”: Tips to enhance diversity in medicine 

American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) Diversity Initiative being launched by Dr. José Vilches-Moure

Med school students receive 2019 Community Impact Award


Portraits of Stanford Medicine Podcast Series: Diversity Editions

Portraits of Stanford Medicine: Three new podcasts on diversity

Privilege? What’s that got to do with diversity?

Portraits of Stanford Medicine: Amy Ladd


See more diversity related articles in the Stanford Medicine Scope Blog  

Diversity Programs

Stanford School of Medicine offers a wide range of diversity and inclusion programs, events, and activities for all constituencies including medical students, graduate students, residents/fellows, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and staff.

SoM Affiliated Offices

At Stanford School of Medicine, each affiliated office recognizes the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the constituency served. Read more about their programs and services.

Message from Dean Lloyd Minor

As a preeminent academic medical center, Stanford Medicine is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and care. And at the heart of this enduring mission is a diverse group of Stanford Medicine faculty, students, trainees, and staff contributing immeasurably. 

That is why we at Stanford Medicine hold diversity and inclusion as core values, and why we continue to strive, in many different ways, to create a welcoming environment for all individuals, from all backgrounds. We have made significant progress, but we cannot be satisfied until we know that all individuals feel fully supported in achieving their potential.

By creating a more inclusive Stanford Medicine community and working to eliminate health and educational inequalities everywhere, we act not only on the side of justice, we fulfill our vision of bringing hope and healing to all people around the world.

Dean Minor speaks with Dr. Augustus White, the first African American graduate from Stanford's School of Medicine.

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