Patient & Family Engaged Medical Education

Our Vision




Patient, family, and caregiver perspectives are included at the exploration, development, and implementation stages of curriculum design, moving their role from that of “end user” to that of designer of the hearts and minds of future clinicians.

Our Mission




To authentically engage patients, families, and caregivers in medical education programs.

Our Goals



  • PARTNER with an engaged group of volunteers to ensure patient-centered concepts are represented in our programs.
  • Create a COMMUNITY of patients, families, and caregivers who volunteer in medical education programs in the School of Medicine.
  • Measure the IMPACT of patient, family, and caregiver engagement in our medical education programs.

"I am in awe of this program. That Stanford cares enough to provide such a program. It is a courageous choice. I felt useful and validated at the same time. It was great to learn about what students face."

- Walk with Me Course Patient & Family Partner