Courses and Seminars


  • Continuing Medical Education Online Courses

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

  • 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.

  • McGann Lecture Series

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

  • 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.

  • Unconscious Bias in Medicine CME Course

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Community Health Advocacy Course

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

  • 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 narractives of physicians and others in healthcare.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 and Environmental Determinants of Health

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

  • 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.

  • Annual Diversity & Inclusion Forum

    The Annual Diversity & Inclusion Form is an enriching opportunity to learn about tools and strategies to enable participants to become effective change agents for diversity and inclusion in medical education.

  • ALLYlist

    Allies within Stanford Medicine are essential in sponsoring LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance, and are vital components of an increasingly inclusive medical community.

  • GME Women in Medicine Leadership Council

    GME Women in Medicine Leadership Council (WIM) provides community-based events, skill-building events and resources.

  • OUTlist

    The +OUTlist is a resource supporting Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ individuals in community-building, mentorship, and visibility.

  • Pediatrics Diversity Committee

    The Pediatrics residency program is committed to informing, recruiting, and supporting prospective candidates who identify as underrepresented minorities based on factors such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

  • GME Diversity Committee

    The goal of the GME Diversity Committee is to create a medical community that is reflective of the community and the world that they serve.

  • Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum

    The Forum features LGBTQ+ members of the Stanford Medicine community, as well as networking opportunities and opportunities for allies to show support.

  • Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH)

    The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) strives to enable collaborative programs in global health by reaching across geographic, cultural, economic, and gender boundaries to inspire a new generation of global health leaders.

  • Civic Engagement Symposium

    The Civic Engagement Symposium explores multi-disciplinary approaches toward improving health, illness, and wellness.

  • Mary Duke Biddle Scholars Program

    The Mary Duke Biddle Scholars program provides funds to encourage the global health interests of trainees in pediatrics by sending them overseas to provide clinical care to children most in need.

  • Cardinal Free Clinics

    The Cardinal Free Clinics were created to fill a void in the health care safety net that is met by very few other providers, and represents a new and innovative model for providing free health care to the underserved.

  • Women's Health Forum

    The Annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum, provides a in-depth look at pressing topics in women's health.

  • WHSDM Center

    The Stanford Women's Health & Sex Differences in Medicine (WHSDM) Center acknowledges the wisdom of conducting innovative, multi-disciplinary research on women’s health and sex differences in biology and medicine.

  • LGBT Medical Education Research Group

    The LGBT Medical Education Research Group's mission is to be a significant contributor to the field of LGBT health by creating and communicating new knowledge through innovative research, influencing health and educational policies, and advocating for LGBT patients and providers.

  • SPHERE Center

    SPHERE is one of five national centers funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to focus on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.

  • 1st Generation Mentorship Program

    The 1st Generation Mentorship Program's goal is to provide first-generation students with broadened academic and professional networking opportunities and advocacy through continued mentorship.

  • Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity Program

    The Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity program is a 10-month longitudinal program that provides residents and fellows with leadership training and mentorship in creating scholarly works around diversity and inclusion topics.

  • Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC)

    The Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) fosters and advocates for the equal treatment and well-being of all students, trainees, faculty and staff at Stanford Medicine, regardless of their physical or cognitive differences.

  • Psychiatry Residency Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

    Through the Psychiatry Residency Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, residents are heavily involved in both existing program-specific and Stanford-wide diversity initiatives, and are also encouraged to pursue new endeavors.

  • Navigating Medicine

    This program is to connect medical students with residents through specialty centered socials in order for organic mentoring relationships to grow. While open to all medical students, this program has a special focus on those students who are underrepresented in medicine.