We support several mentoring programs that provide linkages across the pipeline for diverse pre-health and medical students to receive mentorship from residents and fellows.

Navigating Medicine

In 2017, the Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) leadership partnered with the GME diversity committee to launch Navigating Medicine with an opening event in April 2018. Medical students did not want to be assigned mentors, but rather wanted an open format to allow organic mentor-mentee relationships through speed networking. 

The Navigating Medicine Program aims to connect medical students with diverse residents and fellows through specialty centered socials to foster near-peer mentorship. We have also partnered with the Center for Medical Student Career Advising to have our GME Diversity Committee Specialty Representatives participate in noon time seminars that focus on exposing students to different specialties. We hold two GME-UME specific networking events per year (Fall and Spring) that bring together the Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) groups and GME Diversity Committee to promote community building and near-peer mentorship.


The GME Diversity Committee Departmental Representatives serve as mentors to UME students interested in learning more about their respective specialties. If you are a Stanford medical student interested in connecting with a particular specialty, please reach out to to initiate a conversation.

GME Residents & Fellows: URM Voices

Hear from our trainees about more mentorship opportunities across Stanford GME.