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Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients. Innovative programs ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture and leadership.

Creating a Diversity Cabinet

Diversity activities at Stanford University School of Medicine are widespread and integrated into medical education curriculum, graduate education and graduate medical education student activities, as well as career development opportunities for trainees and faculty. We developed an approach to an integrated communication strategy to identify opportunities to leverage diversity partnerships.


The Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment, or D-CORE, provides a space where any member of the Stanford Medicine community interested in issues of inclusion and diversity can hold meetings or just hang out and study.


Diversity Programs

Stanford School of Medicine offers a wide range of diversity and inclusion programs, events, and activities for all constituencies including medical students, graduate students, residents/fellows, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and staff.

SoM Affiliated Offices

At Stanford School of Medicine, each affiliated office recognizes the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the constituency served. Read more about their programs and services.

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

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Questions about accommodations for a disability? Click here for some fun myth busting slides or join the Disability Staff Forum.

October is Disability Awareness Month

Meet Gisell Quihuis, Ph.D., the inaugural Director of Equity and Strategic Programs for Stanford Medicine. As the new director, Dr. Quihuis will provide strategy leadership and support for Stanford Medicine's diversity and inclusion efforts spanning the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children's Health, with a focus on recommendations from the Commission on Justice and Equity. Dr. Quihuis has long served as a champion for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with an emphasis on developing robust training and programming for faculty, staff, and students.  Dr. Quihuis is motivated by her lived experiences as a Stanford alumna and proud first-generation, woman of color born to poor immigrant fieldworkers.

Breaking down anti-Asian racism during the pandemic

This study provides information on how to decrease discrimination against the Asian American community by understanding how it affects its various groups. Study findings can help improve public health, education, and communication with policymakers and community leaders.

Making space for underrepresented students in population health

Over the summer, one dozen aspiring population health researchers -- college students from around the country who are underrepresented in the field -- formed the first Stanford Medicine cohort of students to participate in the Advancing Health Equity and Diversity program.

Stanford researchers to improve LGBTQ+ health and representation

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Stanford researchers Mitchell R. Lunn, MD, and Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, $2.1 million in funding for the first year to recruit, retain, research and improve practices for representing LGBTQ+ people in the All of Us Research Program.

2021 - 2022 Innovation Grant Recipients

Becky Blankenburg, Associate Chair of Education and Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Impact of Coaching on Residents’ Sense of Belonging, Inclusion, Wellness, and Professional Identity Formation for Underrepresented and non-Underrepresented in Medicine Residents

Kevin Chi, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Samantha Wang, Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
The 5-Minute Moment for Racial Justice: A Multimedia Digital Platform for Identifying and
Addressing Racism in Medical Decision Making

Ravi Majeti, Professor, Medicine & Tian Zhang, Assistant Professor, Medicine
Improving Intercultural Competencies Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory

Peter Poullos, Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology
Mutual Mentorship Program for Persons with Disability in Medicine

Donna Zulman, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and
Population Health
Presence 5 for Racial Justice – National Virtual Community Advisory Board to Design Online

See more diversity related articles in the Stanford Medicine Scope Blog  

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Message from Dean Lloyd Minor

As a preeminent academic medical center, Stanford Medicine is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and care. And at the heart of this enduring mission is a diverse group of Stanford Medicine faculty, students, trainees, and staff contributing immeasurably. 

That is why we at Stanford Medicine hold diversity and inclusion as core values, and why we continue to strive, in many different ways, to create a welcoming environment for all individuals, from all backgrounds. We have made significant progress, but we cannot be satisfied until we know that all individuals feel fully supported in achieving their potential.

By creating a more inclusive Stanford Medicine community and working to eliminate health and educational inequalities everywhere, we act not only on the side of justice, we fulfill our vision of bringing hope and healing to all people around the world.

Dean Minor speaks with Dr. Augustus White, the first African American graduate from Stanford's School of Medicine.

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