Courses and Seminars


  • McGann Lecture Series

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

  • 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.

  • Continuing Medical Education Online Courses

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Community Health Advocacy Course

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • GME Women in Medicine Leadership Council

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

  • ALLYlist

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Radiology Diversity Initiative

    The Stanford Radiology Diversity Initiative aims to democratize medicine by assembling and maintaining a critical mass of diverse faculty with far-reaching backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.

  • Surgery Diversity Committee

    It is the Surgery Diversity Committee's goal to create an environment that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all.

  • Dermatology Diversity Committee

    The Stanford Department of Dermatology is proud to have an active Diversity Committee to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion within our department and in the future leaders we train.

  • Women in Internal Medicine Residency Group

    The Women in Internal Medicine Residency Group offers a safe and supportive environment to discuss issues related to gender in medical training, as well as dedicated mentorship and practical workshops for career development.

  • Anesthesia Diversity Council

    The goal of the Anesthesiology Diversity Council is to create a functional unit that will identify and cultivate the skills necessary to foster diversity, provide mentorship, create scholarly opportunities and prepare Stanford's anesthesiologists to address the health needs of a diverse population.

  • Medicine Diversity Committee

    The Medicine Diversity Committee is a group of Internal Medicine residents and medicine sup specialty fellows committed to diversity.

  • MD/Resident Recruitment Steering Committee

    The Medical Student and Resident Recruitment Steering Committee aims to bring together individuals and offices that conduct diverse recruitment for medical students and residents to discuss practices that can be shared and scaled and to work together to better streamline conference recruitment.

  • Academy Innovation Grants Program

    The Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy (TMA) promotes excellence in teaching and mentoring, including in diversity and inclusion, by developing, supporting, and recognizing dedicated educators to ensure world-class training for the next generation of physicians, researchers, and educators.

  • Antiracism Book Club

    This is a media-based discussion group geared toward Stanford Health affiliates, students, staff, and faculty. The group meets once a month to explore issues relevant to racism in medicine through the written word and videos.

  • Award for Excellence in Promotion of Diversity and Societal Citizenship (MD Program)

    The Award for Excellence in Promotion of Diversity and Societal Citizenship (MD Program) honors medical students who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and equitable societal contributions.

  • Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet LGBTQ+ Subcommittee

    The subcommittee meets to discuss ongoing Stanford Medicine Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) efforts, such as medical education curriculum, healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community, and seminars, trainings, and workshops representing the latest research on the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet

    The Diversity Cabinet coordinates and integrates program and communication strategies across Stanford Medicine to leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion partnerships.