General Surgery Diversity
Diversity in the Division of General Surgery
We value diversity in our Division and training programs and are aware of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age.
Diversity improves the educational experience, strengthens our team, makes us more effective problem solvers, and helps us take care of our patients from multi-cultural backgrounds.
Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE)
SCORE brings fourth-year medical students from diverse backgrounds to Stanford for a four-week residential clinical training program in one of our clinical departments.
Cultural Quality Improvement is a departmental-wide program to discuss, educate, and reflect on the interactions and situations often faced in the hospital that make department members feel uncomfortable, discriminated against, othered, or invalidated. The hospital is a complex environment with a myriad of communications and interactions between staff, colleagues, trainees, students, patients, and families that sometimes result in a situation that you wish would have been better. We are all working to improve, and discussing these situations is a way we can all improve and work on our professional development as departmental members, leaders, and educators.
Cultural QI cases are discussed at our monthly department M&M. Click here to submit a case.
Started in 2016, the Department's Annual Diversity Lecture was created to showcase either diversity/equity/inclusion or professional development. The 2-day visit, which usually occurs in March, includes meetings with faculty, residents, and staff as well as additional talks with Stanford Med's Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, Faculty Women’s Forum, and/or other departments. Watch past lectures.
Department Diversity Initiatives
Stanford Surgery's Department Diversity Committee includes members from all 5 clinical divisions. Trainees, faculty, and staff come together to discuss how we can create an environment that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all.
Stanford Graduate Medical Education Diversity Committee
The Stanford GME Diversity Committee was founded by General Surgery Resident Dr. Miquell Miller and our residents remain involved to this day.
Stanford Medical Student and Resident Recruitment Steering Committee
Several Division of General Surgery trainees, faculty, and staff are members of Stanford's Medical Student and Resident Recruitment Steering Committee.
The Division of General Surgery has attended The Student National Medical Association's Annual Medical Education Conference for over a decade.