Professional Development and Leadership


  • 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 in Health Disparities Program

    The Leadership in Health Disparities Program (LHDP) promotes academic careers in medicine among minority and disadvantaged medical students and creates the next generation of physician leaders to address health disparities.

  • AAMC Early-Career and Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

    The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity provides support for selected Stanford faculty to attend AAMC leadership programs throughout the academic year.

  • 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.

  • AAMC Early-Career and Mid-Career Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar

    The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity provides support for selected Stanford faculty to attend AAMC leadership programs throughout the academic year.

  • Cultural Considerations Workshop Series

    The Cultural Considerations in the Biomedical Workplace series serves to encourage members of the Stanford Medicine community to have dialogues about topics related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • McCormick Distinguished Lecture

    The McCormick Distinguished Lecture Series highlights the accomplishments of distinguished women in the fields of medicine and science.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SoLID Mentorship Program

    The Solidarity, Leadership, Inclusion, Diversity (SoLID) Mentorship program connects biosciences students with faculty who can provide additional mentorship to guide and support students on issues that may be largely outside of their research.

  • Question, Persuade, Refer Institute (QPR)

    To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.

  • Staff Mentorship Program

    The Staff Mentorship Program pairs experienced staff members with staff interested in developing their professional skills and in exploring other careers within the School of Medicine.

  • 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.

  • 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.