Courses and Seminars


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Community Health Advocacy Course

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LGBTQ Postdocs

    The LGBTQ Postdocs bring together members of their community across Stanford University to build support structures and provide professional guidance.

  • 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.

  • Sisters in STEM

    Sisters in STEM offers a quarterly networking meeting addressing the particular needs and interests of Black women graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering.

  • OUTlist

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

  • Stanford Latinx Postdoc Association (SLPA)

    The Stanford Latinx Postdoc Association (SLPA) is the postdoc comunidad on campus! SLPA strives to improve, enhance, and enrich the Latinx postdoctoral experience at Stanford.

  • Hidden Figures

    A social media series organized by the Stanford Black Postdoc Association that highlights marginalized scientists that have continued to ascend up the academic ladder, or have pursued careers beyond the traditional academic roles.

  • 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.

  • Out in STEM (oSTEM)

    The Stanford Chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (oSTEM@Stanford) is part of the national student society dedicated to serving sexual and gender minority students, with a primary goal of fostering success in leadership, academic pursuits, and professional activity.

  • SURPAS Diversity & Inclusion Committee

    The purpose of the SURPAS Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to understand and support the needs of existing postdocs with minoritized voices and experiences.

  • Stanford Hermanas in STEM

    Stanford Hermanas in STEM's main goal is to unite and build a community of support among Latina graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on campus.

  • ALLYlist

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stanford Black Postdoc Association (SBPA)

    The Stanford Black Postdoc Association is a vibrant community of the Black postdocs, across all disciplines, at Stanford University.

  • 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.

  • Women's Health Forum

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

  • Civic Engagement Symposium

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

  • Community Health Symposium

    The Community Health Symposium is an annual event showcasing a wide range of service and partnership research projects undertaken by Stanford students, trainees, and faculty in underserved communities here and around the world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Academic Career Prep

    The Preparing for Faculty Careers course is designed for advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars from any discipline who are considering a faculty career.

  • Someone Like Me

    The postdoc-graduate student mentoring program seeks to provide more professional guidance to graduate students from minoritized backgrounds, who often struggle to find relatable role models at the faculty level.

  • Certificate in Critical Consciousness and Anti-Oppressive Praxis

    The goal of this certificate is to educate and prepare trainees with the tools necessary to navigate a dynamic future from a position of knowledge, empathy, and justice.

  • 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.

  • Non-Native Speaker Classes

    The Advanced English Skills for Non-Native Speakers series has 4 courses taught in small, intensive classes offered throughout the year designed to refine the proficiency and fluency in academic speaking and writing.

  • Teaching Strategies for Diverse Classrooms

    In this interactive workshop, participants engage in a common experience as the basis for discussing how some students may experience science learning environments differently from one another.

  • Mentoring in Research

    This two-day workshop provides hands-on training to improve the mentoring skills of participants. We will shed light on your mentoring style, and provide feedback for how to interact with mentees and mentors of differing styles.

  • 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.

  • Hardship Fund

    The fund offers grants of up to $5,000 per household per academic year to postdoctoral scholars who meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Financial Assistance Program for Postdoctoral Scholars

    Emergency Grant-in-Aid Funds assist postdoctoral scholars who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses causing financial hardship for themselves or their dependents.

  • Jump Start Awards

    This year the Jump Start Award is designed to facilitate successful K Award applications from promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, for example postdocs from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level.

  • Genetics Advocacy Committee

    The Genetics Advocacy Committee has many active projects to improve equity and inclusion in the Department of Genetics.

  • Diversity Inclusion Belonging Equity and Justice

    The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute believes diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging are essential to the advancement of science and to the development of a vibrant intellectual community. Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) have been and continue to be under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) fields. Wu Tsai Neuro is committed to meaningful and long-lasting anti-racist actions and supporting neuroscientists of all races, genders, sexualities, abilities, immigration statuses or socioeconomic backgrounds.