Programs & Events

Upcoming Events

  • PhD Lab Coat Ceremony 2019

    The PhD Labcoat Ceremony is a symbolic annual event that culminates the orientation activities for the newly arrived PhD students. Each student is identified with his/her department and is coated with a personalized lab coat as a symbol of the start of their research/graduate studies in the biosicences. This event will take place on the last day of the biosciences school orientation for entering PhD students, features an alumni speaker, and family and friends of the students are welcome to attend.

  • Stanford Medicine 2019 LGBTQ+ Forum


    The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association is pleased to sponsor the Stanford Medicine 2019 LGBTQ+ Forum. The theme for this year's program is connections. Community, and the power to make change, lies in the strength of our interpersonal connections.

    Join all of Stanford Medicine as we celebrate our rich and diverse community during this afternoon of special events.  

    See program details and a full agenda by visiting the program website.

    To register for this event, click here.  

  • Welcome to the Big Apple Mingle

    The Stanford Medical Alumni Association is coming to New York City and with the help of local alumni, we are hosting an evening reception for our alumni and a welcome party for the newly placed residents in the New York area at the Andaz Bar Downstair by Hyatt on 5th Avenue! All alumni and residents are invited to come and join us for a fun and relaxing evening happy hour,  we'd love to see you. Come expand your professional network, connect with old friends and meet some new ones over drinks and delicious appetizers. We hope to see you there!

    Registration is complimentary and includes hosted wine, beer, cocktails and appetizers.  

    Click here to register!  

  • Welcome to Beantown Social

    The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association is coming to Beantown and with the help of local alumni, we are hosting a fun and casual get together for alumni and a welcome party for the newly placed residents at Eastern Standard, a local favorite in Boston. All alumni and residents are invited to come join us for a fun and relaxing evening happy hour. Come expand your professional network, connect with old friends and meet some new ones over drinks and delicious appetizers!

    Registration is complimentary and includes wine, beer, cocktails and appetizers.

    Click here to register!

  • Women in Medicine & Science 2019

    Breaking Barriers

    Join us for a day of inspiration, education, and celebration of the remarkable achievements of Stanford women in medicine and the biosciences. Hear from experts in their fields as they share personal stories of breaking barriers in their fields and their personal journeys to becoming creative industry innovators, groundbreaking researches and scientists. There will be ample time to network with these accomplished women and other attendees who will share their perspectives on the many career paths in the world of science and medicine. A truly unique and inspiring day for women at any point in your career and life, don't miss it!  

    Attendance is limited to Stanford alumni and students.  

    Click here to register! 

Recent Events

  • Art and Anatomy: Florence

    An Exclusive Program for Stanford School of Medicine Alumni

    To be an artist during the Italian Renaissance was, in many cases, to be an anatomist. As European artists turned towards more lifelike depictions of the human body in their paintings and sculptures, they required a deeper understanding of how the structures of the body worked together. Artists and anatomists joined forces to investigate the body through dissection and produced images of the human form that combined medical knowledge with artistic vision and creativity.

    On this inaugural Stanford Travel/Study program designed exclusively for the Stanford Medicine community, we’ll explore the incredible history and relics of this unique relationship between art and science in the cradle of the Renaissance: Florence. Get an in-depth look at the special collections of some of the city’s most unique museums, hear from renowned experts on the history of anatomy and art in the Renaissance, try your hand at anatomical and figure drawing both in studio and on location, and enjoy an exclusive private viewing of Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Accademia. We will also visit nearby Bologna to see 18th-century anatomical treasures and the site of the oldest medical school in Europe.

    This will be a trip full of memories for a lifetime!

  • MSPA White Coat and Stethoscope Ceremony

    Thank you to all that could join us for the MSPA White Coat and Stethoscope Ceremony.  

    "The stethoscope is one of the prime symbols of patient care and the practice of medicine. You have to be close to your patient to use it. This is your chance to truly interact with your patient. You are listening to what the patient has to tell you."

    -Laurie Weisberg, MD and former president of the Stanford Medical Alumni Association

    SMAA proudly welcomed the 2019 incoming class of physician assistants at this annual ceremony at which the students received their first white coats and stethoscopes in the program. This ceremony marks the beginning of their journey into medicine. 

  • Stanford Medicine Sierra Camp Weekend

    Thank you to all that could join us for the eleventh annual SMAA weekend at Stanford's Sierra Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake! Camp is always a very special weekend full of relaxation, great food, and outstanding activities! Everything from hiking, star gazing, swimming, boating, photography, art, nature walks, to wonderful talks and discussions with fellow alumni and friends.  

  • Beyond the Farm Service Day

    LifeMoves - Creating Welcome Baskets for the Homeless

    Thank you to all alumni, family and friends that came out for another great community service Beyond the Farm project with us! 

    Beyond the Farm is an annual event that seeks to extend Stanford's spirit of service to communities around the world through the volunteer efforts of alumni, family and friends. With the dedication of every individual within the Universities 220,000+ strong alumni community, we can make a world of difference!  

    On Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association partnered with LifeMoves, the largest and most effective nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness in Silicon Valley. Its mission, since 1987, has been to provide interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and achieve long-term self-sufficiency. LifeMoves provides safe and clean living spaces, nutritious food, counseling and mental health supportive services, therapeutic childcare and after-school Our alumni project hosted volunteers who created welcome cards and baskets for families as they move into Haven Family House. Each laundry basket was artfully arranged and wrapped as if it was being auctioned off for $1,000. Welcome baskets included cleaning and household items.

    Volunteers also had the opportunity for small-group, guided tours of the 23-unit facility with time for questions and conversation.

    Thank you again to all our wonderful alumni, family and friends who made this a great day of service! 


  • Alumni Day 2019 - SOLD OUT!

    Sensorium: Enhancing the World of Perception


    On behalf of the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association, thank you to all alumni and guests that came back to The Farm for a day of celebration with our vibrant alumni community of medical and bioscience graduates. It was a great day, reconnecting to the campus and with your former classmates, meeting new colleagues, and enjoying inspiring faculty as we explored this year’s theme—Sensorium: Enhancing the World of Perception—which focused on our senses and what Stanford Medicine is doing to protect, enhance, and in some cases, even restore them.

    This year’s MD reunion alumni included the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014. PhD and other School of Medicine degreed alumni, residents, postdocs, and fellows also attended.  


2019-2020 Upcoming Events

  • 09/07 - 09/15: Art and Anatomy: Florence
  • 09/20 - 09/22: POWR PhD Student Camping Trip
  • 09/23: PhD Lab Coat Ceremony
  • 10/02: 1st Gen Celebration
  • 10/05: Board of Governors Meeting
  • 10/05: Anatomy Garden Dedication
  • 10/07: LGBTQ+ Forum
  • 10/16: New York Regional Welcome
  • 10/17: Boston Regional Welcome
  • 11/02: Women in Medicine & Science Conference
  • 11/07: Alumni Awards Dinner
  • 11/23: Big Game Tailgate 
  • 01/13 - 01/16: J.P. Morgan Reception in San Francisco
  • 01/25: Board of Governors Meeting
  • 02/04: MD Student EXPLORE Dinner
  • 02/19: Half Century Lunch
  • 03/07: SAA Grad Alumni Day
  • 03/10: SOAR Mentor Dinner
  • 03/20: Match Day
  • 04/03: PhD Pathways Career Event
  • 04/18: Clerkship Retreat
  • 04/18: Alumni Day
  • 04/25: Nurse Alumnae Luncheon
  • 05/02: Beyond the Farm
  • 05/30: Board of Governors Meeting
  • 06/04 - 06/07: Sierra Camp
  • 06/09: Old Union Grad Reception with SAA
  • 06/12: PhD Grad Finale
  • 06/13: Commencement

  • For more information about Stanford Medicine Alumni Association events, contact our office at (650) 725-5026 or