GME Diversity Committee

led by residents/fellows


We provide a comprehensive list of all the diversity groups at the department, program, and administrative level. Our goal is to make transparent the diverse support systems on all levels at Stanford School of Medicine. Let us know if we're missing any groups!

Inclusive Events

We hold several events to foster unity and support for

  • prospective interviewing house staff- recruitments and socials
  • current house staff - social events, network with faculty


We encounter similar but also unique situations. Know that you are not alone, and we're here to help!

If you have questions about professional development or any situations, feel free to speak with a fellow committee member or faculty advisors.

What are you looking for?

GME Diversity Subcommittees


Thang "Trey" Huynh-Ngo, MBA

Project Coordinator

650-498-2418 (office)

  • Medhub
  • Website Management
  • Funding and Expansion

Last Revised 07/19/2018

Mission Statement

Our goal is to create a medical community that is reflective of the community and the world that we serve. We believe that we can best achieve this goal by addressing systems of privilege including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Representation matters, period. Our mission and values align with the goals of Stanford Medicine.

Committee Goals



  • SMASH-Med

    A medical exposure program for low-income and underrepresented minority high schoolers

    During the SMASH-Med workshops, you’ll be able to teach students about taking vital signs, splinting, basic surgery skills, and more. We will provide you with materials and instructions for the sessions. 

    See the SMASH-Med website for more information: SMASH-Med Website

    Workshop dates are July 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th 9:00 – 10:30 am.

    Click here to sign up, or contact Kirbi Yelorda ( and Serena Bidwell ( if you have questions.


Leadership & Council Members


Recruitment Programs

Active Programs

Receptions & Socials

  • Prospective housestaff who are exploring a Stanford training program are encouraged to attend the Diversity Reception & Social to meet with our community.
  • Stanford Faculty and Housestaff are welcome to attend.
  • Event Contact: Trey Huynh-Ngo

Mentorship Programs

Active Programs

Opportunities for mentoring medical and pre-medical students include both the Mentorship Mondays and the Navigating Medicine series. See below for details.

Mentorship Mondays

  • Mentorship Mondays consist of panels and discussions on diversity issues in medicine, led by resident and faculty mentors.
  • Our goal is to provide a safe space for questions and small group discussion amongst residents and medical students, to provide a sense of belonging to the community of diverse Stanford medical trainees and foster mentoring relationships.
  • Prior events have included a “What I wish I knew…” panel led by residents for Stanford medical students of diverse backgrounds. Residents shared anecdotes and advice about what they wish they knew about medical school and residency training, with attention to issues specific to trainees of diverse backgrounds.
  • If you are a resident interested in participating in this program, or if you have ideas for future events, please contact Sarah Ahmad, MD, Mentorship Programs Co-Chair.

Navigating Medicine

  • This program is to connect medical students with residents through specialty centered socials in order for organic mentoring relationships to grow. 
  • This is open to all medical students, but has a special focus on those students who are underrepresented in medicine. 
  • These networking events will feature 4-5 specialties per event, and you will have the opportunity to rotate between specialties to meet residents and ask questions. 
  • Our hope is that you meet residents you resonate with, and reach out to them after the event to continue your conversation and establish a mentee - mentor relationship. 
  • If you're a housestaff wishing to participate as a mentor, please contact Audrey Verde, MD, PhD, Mentorship Programs Co-Chair.

Professional Development & Academic Advancement Programs

Active Programs

Diversity Grand Rounds

Event Contact: Ripal Shah, MD, Executive Board Representative

Social Programs

Active Programs

End-of-the-Year Graduation Dinner

  • Celebrate the end-of-the-year and say our goodbyes to our graduating housestaff.
  • This event is held in June.
  • Event Contact: Zahra Dawson, MD, Social Co-Chair


Stanford Committees/Councils/Groups

Stanford Residencies and Fellowships

Stanford School of Medicine

Contact Us

Feel free to contact the GME Diversity Committee with any questions.