Continuing Medical Education Programs

Continuing Medical Education

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, run by Stanford University School of Medicine in partnership with Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, offers direct access to the wealth of research and clinical expertise and resources available throughout the Stanford medical community. Through in-depth instruction and training, healthcare providers can pursue their professional development in the latest cancer diagnostics, prevention strategies and treatments.

CME offers a variety of educational opportunities. These include regularly scheduled conferences at the medical center, annual courses and symposia, self-assessment programs using enduring materials, skill acquisition courses, mini-sabbaticals/fellowships for clinicians and courses jointly sponsored with other nonprofit organizations. Some courses are available online or on CD-ROM for those unable to attend classes.

SCI periodically holds a unique CME symposium where current information on multidisciplinary approaches in clinical oncology is presented through case-oriented tumor boards. Information about the next CME symposium will be posted here when it is scheduled. 

SCI also presents “Practical tips to improve Asian American participation in cancer clinical trials,” a one-hour internet-based educational course about cancer clinical trials, cultural humility, educational resources and tips for reinforcing change in practice to improve outcomes in Asian American clinical trial participation. More information available through


Events/ Seminars

Faculty and guest speakers provide updates and expert perspectives on diverse aspects of cancer research.

Funding Opportunities

Expert tutelage and financial support helps trainees develop the independence, critical skills and sense of inquiry that will allow them to meet the challenges and changes that lie ahead.


Diversity in all forms enhances Stanford Medicine's core missions — education, research and health care.