Courses and Seminars


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

    Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science's (SACNAS) mission is to foster the success of underrepresented scientists in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Design Thinking Workshop

    The Design Thinking Medicine Challenge is an opportunity for San Francisco Bay and surrounding area undergraduates to come together, learn about the Design Thinking principles, and apply them to a challenge threatens the health and wellness of a community in the Bay Area.

  • Dia de los Muertos Pre-Health Conference

    This day-long event provides academic, professional, cultural and social support to Chicanos and Latinos pursuing careers in the areas of science, medicine and public health.

  • Perry Outreach Program

    The Perry Initiative is committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of orthopaedic surgery and engineering by running hands-on outreach programs across the country for women students in high school, college, and medical school.

  • Leadership Experience for Aspiring Physicians

    Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) is a project-based seminar series designed for Bay Area premedical students seeking structured leadership development while improving community health and wellness.

  • Bing Overseas Studies Program in Oaxaca

    The Bing Overseas Studies Program in Oaxaca is a unique service-learning program that provides students with a deep understanding of the social, economic, and cultural factors impacting the health of Mexicans and Mexican immigrants to the United States.

  • Stanford Preview/African American, Black, and Caribbean Initiative

    Stanford Preview is designed to introduce diverse sophomores and juniors to the Stanford University campus and provide guidance in the graduate school admissions process.

  • Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program

    The Stanford Summer Research Program-Amgen Scholars Program is a fully-funded research-intensive residential program that takes place on Stanford’s campus for a nine-week period.

  • SUMMA Conference

    Ideal for high school and undergraduate students considering medicine as a career, the day-long SUMMA conference offers an in-depth experience of what it takes to enter the medical field and succeed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Unconscious Bias in Medicine CME Course

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

  • 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.

  • 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.