Diversity Programs for Medical Students


  • Asian American Culture, Medicine, and Mental Health

    In this lunch talk series, students will explore the interaction of Asian-American culture and the practice of medicine, through personal and professional perspectives and narratives of physicians and others in healthcare.

  • Continuing Medical Education Online Courses

    Stanford connects practitioners to the latest online educational offerings through multi-modal teaching including on inclusive best practices.

  • Dean’s Lecture Series

    An opportunity for students, trainees, faculty and staff to explore current topics that impact Stanford Medicine's mission areas including lectures on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

  • Discussions in Global Health

    The goal of Discussions in Global Health is to encourage students to think broadly about the variety of activities encompassed within global health and the roles of various entities, including NGOs, governments, and healthcare providers, in responding to large-scale health crises, building health systems, and caring for patients in developing countries.

  • Ethnicity and Medicine

    An exciting course that challenges you to explore how culture and language impact the effectiveness of clinical encounters and the role of race and culture in caring for patients.

  • Global Health: Scaling Health Technology Innovations in Low Resource Settings

    The course will explore interdisciplinary work in biomedical sciences, research rigor, consent, stigma and discrimination, researchers and health professionals, communication skills, and fundamentals of cinematography.

  • Humanistic Medicine: Engaging Difference by Design

    This year-long, seminar series is designed to use story, narrative, and interactive activities to engage MD and PA students across difference to provide meaningful opportunities to appreciate the diverse identities represented among the student body.

  • McGann Lecture Series

    A lecture series that features seminars on the intersection of women, sexual and gender minorities, and health.

  • On-Demand Series x OFDD

    The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) offers individualized mentorship, team-building, bias, and inclusion seminars to departments and groups across Stanford Medicine upon request.

  • Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

    A quarterly lecture series in which distinguished minority faculty members and scholars from across the country deliver academic presentations on topics relating to minority health.

  • Queer Health and Medicine

    This course explores specific, pertinent, and timely issues impacting the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and examines the role of the primary care physician in addressing the health care needs of this community.

  • Social Determinants of Health: Achieving Health Equity

    This course examines the theoretical basis and societal context of social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity.

  • Social and Environmental Determinants of Health

    This course explores the processes through which social status and environmental determinants adversely affect health and drive inequalities.

  • Topics in Neurodiversity: Introduction & Advocacy

    Topics in Neurodiversity: Introduction and Advocacy provides the foundation knowledge and essential skills for understanding, engaging with, and advocating for the neurodiverse population.

  • Unconscious Bias in Medicine CME Course

    This CME activity provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace.