A Stanford course for first-year medical students pairs future doctors with patients who have serious illnesses. The result: Friendship and education about patients’ struggles with illness and the health care system.
Diversity has been a core value at Stanford since the university's founding in 1891. That year, Stanford opened its doors to men and women from diverse religious, national, and racial backgrounds in its quest to train useful citizens.
The diversity of Stanford’s first class reflects our commitment to provide opportunities for advancement to any deserving student. We value the rich perspectives, skills, and ideas people from varied backgrounds bring to the Stanford community.