Upcoming Events

Please note that all events are open to the Stanford Medicine 1st Gen community only unless otherwise noted. Additionally, students should use their SUNet ID for RSVP's to all events. 

Paint 'n Sip

Saturday, July 31 4:00-6:00pm
In Person or via Zoom (This event is open to our current matched pairs.)

Mentees - Channel your inner Bob Ross and invite your Mentor out for an afternoon of paint-by-numbers action. Register your participation, order your kits, find a shady spot, and bring along your favorite chilled beverage.

Past Events

Storytelling & Supper* Event

Wednesday, June 2 from 5:30-7:00pm (*Bring your own Supper!)
via Zoom

Please join us and listen to stories from our wonderful 1st Gen community. The panel will be moderated by one of our biggest first gen champions, Dr. Robert Harrington, Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine. 

Panelists include Dr. Robert Harrington, Dr. Jose Dinneny, medical student Ria Jodah, Dr. Sherry Wren, and biophysics PhD student Brenda Yu.

Microagressions & Marginalization Workshop

Tuesday, June 1 from 6:00-7:30pm
via Zoom

Jennifer R. Cohen is a retired molecular biologist and the Associate Director of Biosciences Diversity Programs in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Graduate Education. She directs ADVANCE for Stanford Biosciences, a suite of recruitment and retention programs for undergraduate and doctoral students who come from communities that have been historically excluded within biomedical research. Dr. Cohen provides leadership for inclusion and belonging-focused initiatives to meet the needs of diverse students in graduate school. In addition to her role at Stanford, she teaches a leadership class to executive MBAs at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. Dr. Cohen is passionate about making higher education a place where everyone feels welcomed, respected and supported to achieve their goals.

2021 Mentor/Mentee Virtual Match Event

Wednesday, March 3 | 5:30-7:30pm
Via Remo.co

It’s time for our annual Mentor/Mentee Match!

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is celebrating the new academic year, welcoming new members, and introducing mentors to mentees at our annual Mentor/Mentee Match Event on a date to-be-determined.

Connect with mentors and mentees in an active musical-chairs type speed-dating event! We're not just looking for professional mentors, but life mentors who share your professional and life passions.

Interested in becoming a Mentor or Mentee?

Please RSVP if you're able to attend.

Virtual Closing Celebration Event

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm
Via Zoom

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is a community of Stanford Medicine students, faculty, alumni, and staff, who are either the first in their family to attend college/graduate/professional school and/or are the first in their families born in the United States. The work of the 1st Gen program is to build a strong community network for our first-generation students, helping to enrich the Stanford Medicine community by promoting a sense of belonging and enabling students to navigate medical school more effectively. Our goal is to provide first-generation students with broadened academic and professional networking opportunities and advocacy through continued mentorship.

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is celebrating and honoring our past mentors and mentees from 2019-20.

Please join us for a fun celebration of mentorship & community at the 1st Generation Mentorship Program Celebration Event on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

2019-20 Mentor/Mentee Match Event

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm
Coupa Café, Golf Course | 198 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94301

It’s time for our annual Mentor/Mentee Match!

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is celebrating the new academic year, welcoming new members, and introducing mentors to mentees at our annual Mentor/Mentee Match Event on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

At this gathering, we will introduce mentors and mentees to each other in an active musical-chairs type speed-dating event! (No worries. Everyone can participate and everyone is a winner.) We’re not just looking for professional mentors, but life mentors as well; our goal is to introduce mentors to mentees who have similar professional or life interests.

Interested Mentors and Mentees, please join us for a fun celebration of mentorship & community. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, and wine and beer will be served. Business casual attire is recommended.

Please RSVP If you're able to attend.

2019-20 Celebration Event

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm
Coupa Cafe, Golf Course | 198 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94301

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is a community of Stanford Medicine students, faculty, alumni, and staff, who are either the first in their family to attend college/graduate/professional school and/or are the first in their families born in the United States. The work of the 1st Gen program is to build a strong community network for our first-generation students, helping to enrich the Stanford Medicine community by promoting a sense of belonging and enabling students to navigate medical school more effectively. Our goal is to provide first-generation students with broadened academic and professional networking opportunities and advocacy through continued mentorship.

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is celebrating and honoring our past mentors and mentees from 2018-19, and welcoming new members into our family.

Please join us for a fun celebration of mentorship & community at the 1st Generation Mentorship Program Celebration Event on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, and wine and beer will be served. Business casual attire is recommended. Students and mentors, please RSVP if you’re able to join us.

Impostor Syndrome Workshop

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 6:00-7:30pm
Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), CCSR4205 | 269 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Mr. Bryan Thomas Jr., Assistant Director of Graduate Education – Programs and Diversity

Am I a fraud? Are they going to discover that I am not as smart as they think I am? Have you asked yourself these questions? Likely. High achieving and successful people (like graduate students and postdocs) often feel like impostors when confronted with the competitive aspects of academia and in working closely with so many other intelligent and talented people. During this workshop, we will explore the impostor syndrome phenomenon and develop strategies to combat it through the cultivation of increased confidence and resilience.

This event will be closed to the 1st Generation Mentorship Program community. RSVP here!

 

Storytelling & Supper

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 6:00-7:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall C | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

We know all too well the challenges of navigating academic spaces when you are the first! Please join us for dinner and listen to stories from our wonderful 1st Gen community. Our Storytelling & Supper event will take place on Monday, April 15th at 6:00pm in LKSC, 2nd Floor, Berg Hall C. Dinner will be provided and the panel will be moderated this year by one of our biggest first gen champions, Dr. Robert Harrington, Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine. RSVP here.

The Importance of Social Belonging & Strategies to Create a Sense of Belonging for Everyone

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Dinner Provided
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall C | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Human beings have a strong need for social belonging, or a sense of connection to others and the feeling that one is an integral part of one’s environment. Belonging is associated with increased well-being and persistence in the face of challenges. Belonging can be particularly fraught for first generation folks, and other individuals who may be underrepresented in higher education. This workshop will give a brief overview of the literature on social belonging and provide space for participants to share their stories. We will also discuss evidence- and experience-based strategies to increase one’s sense of belonging, or to provide support to others who may be struggling.

2018-19 Mentor/Mentee Match Event

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | New Start Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall C | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

It’s time for our annual Mentor/Mentee Match! At this meeting, we will introduce mentors and mentees to each other in an active musical-chairs type speed-dating event! (No worries. Everyone can participate and everyone is a winner.) We’re not just looking for professional mentors, but life mentors as well; our goal is to introduce mentors to mentees who have similar professional or life interests.

Mentors - Are you able to serve as a 1:1 mentor this year? If so, we’ll ask you to participate.
Mentees - Are you looking for a professional or life-skills mentor? If so, join us!

2018-19 Celebration Event

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 5:30-8:00pm
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Dwight Living Room | 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is combining our 2017-18 year-end closing celebration and our annual kick-off to have one big celebration.

Please join us for a fun celebration of mentorship & community at the 1st Generation Mentorship Program 2018-19 Celebration Event on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, and wine and beer will be served. Business casual attire is recommended. Students and mentors, please RSVP if you’re able to attend. This event is closed to the 1st Generation Mentorship Program Community.

Impostor Syndrome Workshop

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, LK120 | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Dr. Terrance Mayes, Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, UC Irvine Health System

Am I a fraud? Are they going to discover that I am not as smart as they think I am? Have you asked yourself these questions? Likely. High achieving and successful people (like graduate students and postdocs) often feel like impostors when confronted with the competitive aspects of academia and in working closely with so many other intelligent and talented people. During this workshop, we will explore the impostor syndrome phenomenon and develop strategies to combat it through the cultivation of increased confidence and resilience.

This event will be closed to the 1st Generation Mentorship Program community.

Panel Discussion and Dinner

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall C | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

We know all too well the challenges of navigating academic spaces when you are the first! Please join us for dinner and listen to stories from our wonderful 1st Gen community. Our Panel Discussion and Dinner event will take place on Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm in LKSC, 2nd Floor, Berg Hall C. Dinner will be provided and the panel will be moderated this year by one of our biggest first gen champions, Dr. Robert Harrington, Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine.

Kick-off Mentor Match Event

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 5:30-8:30pm
Coupa Cafe, Golf Course | 198 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94301

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is a community of Stanford Medicine students, faculty, alumni, and staff, who are either the first in their family to attend college/graduate/professional school and/or are the first in their families born in the United States. The work of the 1st Gen program is to build a strong community network for our first-generation students, helping to enrich the Stanford Medicine community by promoting a sense of belonging and enabling students to navigate medical school more effectively. Our goal is to provide first-generation students with broadened academic and professional networking opportunities and advocacy through continued mentorship.