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Office of Diversity in Medical Education


31 years of service to the community

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

  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
  • LGBTQ-Meds
  • Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness (MSDCI)
  • Muslim Medical Association (SMMA)
  • Stanford American Indigenous Medical Students (SAIMS)
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Learn more about these student associations

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.

31st Annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance 

(SUMMA) Conference Feb. 5, 2022

For more information:

Videos from the 2021 virtual conference

2021 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

2021 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: Abu Rogers

Stanford University Medical Student

Faces of our Community: Thomas Beck, PhD

Stanford University Medical Student

Speaker: Iris Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO

Associate Dean of MD Admissions, Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gabriel Washington

Clinical Anesthesia Resident Year 1, PGY2 Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Speaker: Ronald Garcia, PhD

Assistant Dean Minority Affairs Emeritus, Office of Diversity in Medical Education

Fire Side Chat with Dr. Fernando Mendoza

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

Introduction by Dr. Bonnie Maldonado

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity, Taube Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology and Population Health