Diversity Programs for Medical Students


  • ALLYlist

    Allies within Stanford Medicine are essential in sponsoring LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance, and are vital components of an increasingly inclusive medical community.

  • Annual Diversity & Inclusion Forum

    The Annual Diversity & Inclusion Form is an enriching opportunity to learn about tools and strategies to enable participants to become effective change agents for diversity and inclusion in medical education.

  • Antiracism Book Club

    This is a media-based discussion group geared toward Stanford Health affiliates, students, staff, and faculty. The group meets once a month to explore issues relevant to racism in medicine through the written word and videos.

  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

    The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association's (APAMSA) mission is to bring together those who are interested in health issues that affect the Asian-American community to have a strong, collective, public, and political voice.

  • LGBTQ Meds

    LGBTQ Meds is dedicated to raising awareness of queer health issues and promoting equal social and political rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

    The Latino Medical Student Association's (LMSA) goals are to promote the advancement of Latinos in academic, clinical, and community medicine.

  • Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness (MSDCI)

    Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness (MSDCI) provides a support system and platform for advocacy for students with disabilities and chronic illness.

  • OUTlist

    The +OUTlist is a resource supporting Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ individuals in community-building, mentorship, and visibility.

  • Stanford American Indigenous Medical Students (SAIMS)

    Stanford American Indigenous Medical Students (SAIMS) provides opportunities to exchange academic and professional information pertaining to the health care needs of Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

  • Stanford Health Justice Coalition

    The Stanford Health Justice Coalition is committed to the protection of patients’ rights and access to healthcare.

  • Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC)

    The Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) fosters and advocates for the equal treatment and well-being of all students, trainees, faculty and staff at Stanford Medicine, regardless of their physical or cognitive differences.

  • Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet

    The Diversity Cabinet coordinates and integrates program and communication strategies across Stanford Medicine to leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion partnerships.

  • Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet LGBTQ+ Subcommittee

    The subcommittee meets to discuss ongoing Stanford Medicine Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) efforts, such as medical education curriculum, healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community, and seminars, trainings, and workshops representing the latest research on the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum

    The Forum features LGBTQ+ members of the Stanford Medicine community, as well as networking opportunities and opportunities for allies to show support.

  • Stanford Muslim Medical Association (SMMA)

    The Stanford Muslim Medical Association (SMMA) strives to foster a spiritually nurturing, tolerant, and inclusive Muslim community at the Stanford School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals.

  • Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA)

    Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) is a coalition of Stanford medical student organizations with the goal to increase diversity in the health professions in order to better care for underserved communities.

  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

    The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) mission is to improve the quality of healthcare by working to increase the number of culturally competent and socially conscious physicians, while also addressing the needs of underserved communities of color.

  • Women and Medicine

    Women and Medicine (WAM)’s mission is to organize events and mobilize resources within the Stanford community to support women pursuing a career in medicine and to promote awareness in the medical and university community about gender disparities in medicine.