Mission Statement

The Stanford Medical Student Association serves first and foremost to advocate for the student body.  We function as a liaison between students, faculty, and the administration.  As a responsible custodian of student body resources, SMSA supports student groups and promotes education, community service, social well-being, and leadership.

All medical students at the Stanford University School of Medicine are members of SMSA and are represented by an executive council consisting of executive officers, class representatives, social chairs, representatives of the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Performance (CCAP), and policy and advocacy chairs.

Other student organizations that represent Stanford medical students include the Graduate Student Council (gsc.stanford.edu) and the Associated Students of Stanford University (assu.stanford.edu).

Stanford Biosciences graduate students are represented by the Stanford Biosciences Student Association (sbsa.stanford.edu)