Office of Diversity in Medical Education


Est. 1992

33rd Annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Conference

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Stanford University School of Medicine

We are excited to announce the 2024 SUMMA Conference!! We look forward to having you join us for the day to hear and meet inspiring speakers, participate in interactive workshops led by experts from around the nation and Stanford faculty and students, meet Stanford medical students, and interact with exhibitors from around the nation. 

Some of the featured workshops that will be offered include:

  • Strength of Taking Time Off
  • Thriving as First-Generation College Students
  • Community College To Medical School
  • Developing a Successful Medical School Application Portfolio
  • 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
  • PA Career Paths
  • Physician Scientist Perspective
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) MD-PhD program
  • Mock Multiple Mini Interview in-person (Limited seats available)

The SUMMA Conference will be offered in person in 2024 at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Registration for Conference Attendees is SOLD OUT!

We hope you can join us for the 2025 SUMMA Conference next February!


SUMMA also welcomes exhibitor participation and provides an opportunity for exhibitors to interact with students from around the bay area and nation.  SUMMA conference attendees look forward to interacting with exhibitors to learn of the opportunities and programs available at their institutions and organizations. 

Exhibitor Fair is sold out

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)
  • Middle Eastern and North African Students in Medicine (MENAMeds)
  • Muslim Medical Association (SMMA)
  • Stanford American Indigenous Medical Students (SAIMS)
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

The SUMMA Conference is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME) at the Stanford School of Medicine.  The mission of ODME is to cultivate and sustain an environment that fosters the development of diverse physician leaders who are committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities through patient care, education, research, and advocacy. ODME provides 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.

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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 FACES of the Community Presentation: Sofi Cobos

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 FACES of the Community Presentation: Lizette Grajales

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: Chris Lopez