Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity and Community Engagement

Diversity is a core value. Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients. Innovative programs ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture and leadership. For more information, please visit Diversity at Stanford Medicine.

Black Lives Matter Resources and Support


"A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions)." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

Stanford’s Office of Accessible Education

The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) is the campus office designated to work with Stanford students with disabilities, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (including the professional schools). The OAE provides a wide array of support services, accommodations, and programs to remove barriers to full participation in the life of the University. Office of Accessible Education, 563 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305, Phone: 650-723-1066.  

Carleigh Kude is the disability advisor for all MD and MD-PhD students.   

Emotional Support Animals:  an accommodation available upon request.

Vaden Health Center Mental Health Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the university’s counseling center dedicated to student mental health and well-being.  Call 650-723-3785 or make an appointment through the Vaden patient portal.

Confidential Support Team (CST):  For trauma survivors and their friends. Call 650-736-6933 (business line) or 650-725-9955 (24/7 hotline), or make an appointment through Vaden patient portal.