Office of Diversity in Medical Education


EST. 1990


The SUMMA 2023 Conference as come to an end, but we are so grateful to have had YOU join us on Saturday, February 3, 2023. We are also excited for the future of medicine as our conference attendees pursue their dreams of becoming physicians and allied health professionals!  We hope to see you all again for the SUMMA 2024 Conference scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2024.  We look forward to seeing you again!!

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 2023 virtual conference

2023 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

2023 SUMMA Conference Welcome Message: Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Dean, MD Admissions
Stanford University School of Medicine

2023 SUMMA Conference Welcome Message: Reena Thomas, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Associate Dean Office of Diversity in Medical Education

2023 SUMMA Conference FACES of the Community Presentation: Sofi Cobos

2023 SUMMA Conference FACES of the Community Presentation: Lizette Grajales

2023 SUMMA Conference FACES of the Community Presentation: Chris Lopez