Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in instruction, research, and patient care. Varied perspectives encourage new strategies that ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture, and leadership.

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. 

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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.

The REACH Initiative

The Racial Equity to Advance a Community of Health (REACH) Initiative at Stanford Medicine is dedicated to training a new generation of leaders in medicine and science who will actively promote health equity, racial equity, and social justice and work to reduce our society’s devastating health disparities.

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

New Black Lives Matter Website

Anti-racism is an ongoing responsibility. Stanford Medicine launches a Black Lives Matter website, an archive of the weekly Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) posts in 2020-2021. Explore and read the entries and share with friends and colleagues.

Spotlight & News

The Commission on Justice and Equity receives the 2022 ISP Star Award for identifying opportunities for fostering greater inclusion and belonging on campus and becoming a national leader in addressing health disparities.

Hannah Valantine, MD, an award-winning cardiologist and champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, tells of her earliest experiences with medicine and marginalization.

Joyce Sackey, MD, an accomplished leader of diversity and inclusion in academia, will become Stanford Medicine’s inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer this September 2022.

The American Pediatric Society (APS) is pleased to announce Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD, as the 2023 APS John Howland Award recipient, the highest honor bestowed by the APS. The prestigious award signifies the society’s recognition of Dr. Maldonado for her significant contributions to advancing child health and the profession of pediatrics.

The Office of Diversity in Medical Education GME Team has released their 2021-2022 Year in Review which highlights some of their work in support of DEIB.

Community college students thinking of transferring to a four-year university can access a new program (Community College Outreach Program, or CCOP) to help with the application process and secure research internships at Stanford Medicine.

See more diversity related articles in the Stanford Medicine Scope Blog

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) Survey

In May of 2021, Stanford conducted the first university-wide IDEAL diversity, equity, and inclusion survey.

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