Faculty Fireside Chats: Medical Faculty Excellence in an Era of Social Justice Activism

Faculty Fireside Chats: Medical Faculty Excellence in an Era of Social Justice Activism


A faculty-only monthly program oriented to the clinical and medical education spaces. The sessions discuss student activism and diversity and inclusion topics at the School of Medicine.  The program aims to:

  1. Provide context and history of race issues at Stanford and in academic medicine, particularly for early career, new, and international faculty;
  2. Offer practical advice that activate faculty’s role as mentors, in creating space for student expression, and in promoting respectful and inclusive interactions with trainees;
  3. Create opportunities to engage openly with colleagues on challenges related to diversity in academic medicine.   


30 min presentation by faculty colleague who is expert on the subject matter,  followed by 30 min Q&A. We will also plan to give it CME credit for clinical faculty who participate in all sessions. 

Preliminary outline:

  1. Where we are today and where we want to go (Dean Lloyd Minor + Senior Associate Dean Bonnie Maldonado) - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  2. History of minority affairs at Stanford and the School of Medicine (Fernando Mendoza, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Minority Advising and Programs and Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus) - Tuesday, December 8, 2020

  3. How did we get here: the roots of today’s mistrust (Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Director of the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and Master of Public Health Programs, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota) - Thursday, January 21, 2021

  4. Critical race issues in the medical teams (Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery) - Monday, February 22, 2021

  5. Why is it medicine’s business: Current perspectives on patient outcomes (Maame Yaa Yiadom, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine) - Monday, March 22, 2021

  6. The role of faculty in an era of activism (Eric Sibley, MD, PhD, Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Professor of Pediatrics) - Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  7. Mentoring through small acts (Reena Thomas, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity in Medical Education and Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology) - Thursday, May 20, 2021