GME Diversity Committee

Led by residents/fellows

About the GME Diversity Committee

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.

Black Resident Spotlight

We aim to support and uplift our incredible community of Black Housestaff. Please enjoy a glimpse into their unique experiences here at Stanford. #RepresentationMatters #DiversityInMedicine #WhatADoctorLooksLike #StanfordMed

Every two weeks of our Black Spotlight Campaign, we will feature a different member of medical residency programs.

Anthony Sawyer – Anesthesiology

How have you been supported at Stanford?

What message do you have for Black applicants?

Committee Goals


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.


Leadership Team

Marcelina Perez, MD, MBA
Chair, Radiology PGY3
Roy Collins, MD
Chair Elect, Psychiatry PGY2
Audrey Verde, MD, PhD
Mentorship Chair, Radiology PGY5
Brandon Perkovich, MD, MBA
LGBTQ Chair, Emergency Medicine PGY3
Brian Nuyen, MD
Social Chair, Otolaryngology PGY5

Faculty Advisory Team

Wendy Caceres, MD
Reena Thomas, MD, PhD


Community Programs



We will be hosting two virtual recruitment receptions this interview season for residency and fellowship applicants can meet each other as well as engage with our current community of diverse trainees and faculty from across specialties. These events will take place from 5:30PM-6:30PM PST on December 2, 2020 and January 12, 2021.  We will also host a Second-Look event the first week of February 2021 (time and date TBD). 

Please contact our GME program coordinator, Mariana Avila, for additional information:


2019-2020 programs

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 3 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.


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