MD Students

The School of Medicine (SoM) at Stanford shares the University's vision in promoting "the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” This influence is achieved through clinical excellence and research eminence across medical fields. The SoM is strongly committed to instilling an understanding of the global setting in which patients and disease interface, the impact of socioeconomic factors on health care and the extent of health care disparities in the world. The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) aims to fulfill the SoM's vision by supporting medical students in furthering their global health experiences regardless of their career aspirations.