Courses and Seminars


  • Asian American Culture, Medicine, and Mental Health

    In this lunch talk series, students will explore the interaction of Asian-American culture and the practice of medicine, through personal and professional perspectives and narratives of physicians and others in healthcare.

  • Dean’s Lecture Series

    An opportunity for students, trainees, faculty and staff to explore current topics that impact Stanford Medicine's mission areas including lectures on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

  • Gender and Intersectionality in Global Health

    This course explores how gender identity and relationships intersect with other social categorization to create systemic advantages or disadvantages that may explain and/or could address poor health outcomes within and across global communities.

  • Queer Health and Medicine

    This course explores specific, pertinent, and timely issues impacting the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and examines the role of the primary care physician in addressing the health care needs of this community.

  • On-Demand Series x OFDD

    The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) offers individualized mentorship, team-building, bias, and inclusion seminars to departments and groups across Stanford Medicine upon request.

  • Community Health Advocacy Course

    A three-quarter course series providing students with knowledge and concrete skills for working with and advocating for underserved populations.

  • McGann Lecture Series

    A lecture series that features seminars on the intersection of women, sexual and gender minorities, and health.

  • Unconscious Bias in Medicine CME Course

    This CME activity provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace.

  • Ethnicity and Medicine

    An exciting course that challenges you to explore how culture and language impact the effectiveness of clinical encounters and the role of race and culture in caring for patients.

  • Stanford Youth Diabetes Coaches Program

    An innovative course training for high school students from underserved communities to become diabetes self-management coaches for their diabetic family members and friends.

  • Diversifying Graduate Admissions

    Admissions processes are inherently biased, but can we make them better? Topics will include bias (unconscious bias, performance bias, bias in publishing and funding), the myth of meritocracy, and ambient belonging.

  • Humanistic Medicine: Engaging Difference by Design

    This year-long, seminar series is designed to use story, narrative, and interactive activities to engage MD and PA students across difference to provide meaningful opportunities to appreciate the diverse identities represented among the student body.

  • Diversity Perspectives Seminar Series

    The Diversity Perspectives Seminar Series is a trainee-hosted event that contributes to the ongoing, university-wide discussion on diversity and inclusion in academia.

  • Discussions in Global Health

    The goal of Discussions in Global Health is to encourage students to think broadly about the variety of activities encompassed within global health and the roles of various entities, including NGOs, governments, and healthcare providers, in responding to large-scale health crises, building health systems, and caring for patients in developing countries.

  • Social Determinants of Health: Achieving Health Equity

    This course examines the theoretical basis and societal context of social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity.

  • Continuing Medical Education Online Courses

    Stanford connects practitioners to the latest online educational offerings through multi-modal teaching including on inclusive best practices.

  • Topics in Neurodiversity: Introduction & Advocacy

    Topics in Neurodiversity: Introduction and Advocacy provides the foundation knowledge and essential skills for understanding, engaging with, and advocating for the neurodiverse population.

  • Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

    A quarterly lecture series in which distinguished minority faculty members and scholars from across the country deliver academic presentations on topics relating to minority health.

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Science (DAIS) Minicourse

    A minicourse that provides an introduction to the social science literature on factors contributing to gender disparities in the scientific workplace.

  • Health Across the Gender Spectrum

    This course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the real-life experiences of six transgender children and their families.

  • Social and Environmental Determinants of Health

    This course explores the processes through which social status and environmental determinants adversely affect health and drive inequalities.

  • Cinematic Discoveries

    The course will explore interdisciplinary work in biomedical sciences, research rigor, consent, stigma and discrimination, researchers and health professionals, communication skills, and fundamentals of cinematography.

  • Global Health: Scaling Health Technology Innovations in Low Resource Settings

    The course will explore interdisciplinary work in biomedical sciences, research rigor, consent, stigma and discrimination, researchers and health professionals, communication skills, and fundamentals of cinematography.