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Office of Diversity in Medical Education


EST. 1990

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Keynote Speaker

Odette Harris, M.D., MPH

Pfeiffer Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Endowed Professor of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Vice Chair, Diversity, Department of Neurosurgery
Director of Brain Injury
Stanford University School of Medicine

Deputy Chief of Staff, Rehabilitation
Director, Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center
VHA Palo Alto, CA

Featured Sessions:

  • Strength of Taking Time Off
  • Thriving as First-Generation College Students
  • Community College To Medical School
  • Preapring Your Medical School Application
  • The Medical School Interview
  • Powerful Personal Statements for Medical School Applicants
  • Pathway of a Pre-Med (MCAT + AMCAS)
  • Maintaining Your Mental Health
  • Preview of Medical Subspecialties
  • Physician Assistant Career Paths
  • Physician Scientist Perspective
  • MSTP Boost

SUMMA is a coalition of Stanford medical students, including representatives from:

  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
  • First-Generation and/or Low-Income @ Stanford Medical School (FLI@SMS)
  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
  • LGBTQ-Meds
  • Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness (MSDCI)
  • Muslim Medical Association (SMMA)
  • Stanford Arab Leadership and Advocacy in Medicine (SALAM)
  • Stanford American Indigenous Medical Students (SAIMS)
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Together, we provide support to Stanford's minority medical students as they work toward their degrees and to a future in health care with better outcomes for minority patients.

Videos from the 2022 virtual conference

2022 SUMMA Conference Welcome Address: Lloyd B. Minor, MD

The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professorship for the Dean of the School of Medicine
Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and Bioengineering

2022 SUMMA Conference Welcome Address: Reena Thomas, MD PhD

Clinical Associate Professor Division of Neuro-Oncology Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusion,
Neurology Department of Neurology

Associate Dean for Diversity in Medical Education Office of Diversity in Medical Education
Stanford University School of Medicine

Faces of our Community: Omar Nunez

Stanford University Medical Student

Faces of our Community: Margarita Ramirez Silva

Stanford University Medical Student

Fire Side Chat with Dr. Fernando Mendoza

Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Dean of Minority Affairs and Programs, Office of Diversity in Medical Education