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Posted on August 28, 2017 by Rintaro Yamada

Understanding Challenges of the LGBTQ+ Community

We learned clinical English, patient privacy, USMLE, design thinking, and so on. Especially, LGBTQ+ health issues thinking left a strong impression on me. In the first LGBTQ+ class, our lecturer told us that he had two mothers. I was surprised

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Tamara Solorzano

First Impressions of MED, from the Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Tamara Solorzano and I am the Assistant Program Director for the VIA MED program. My impression of this program on the first week summed up on one word is: engaging. There is nothing complacent about my

Posted on by Keita Morikawa

Insights from Week 1 of MED 2017

Hello everyone, my name is Keita Morikawa. I’m a fourth-year medical student from the University of Tokyo. It’s been almost a week since I came to Stanford. So far, Stanford proved to be one of the best places I know

Posted on July 8, 2017 by Melissa Golden

VIA Concludes a Busy Summer in Silicon Valley and Asia

September concludes an exciting season of summer programs with VIA. In both the US and Asia, we welcomed new staff, launched new programs, and welcomed over 250 new participants and student coordinators to our community. New Staff We would like

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Melissa Golden

Meet the Summer 2017 Social Innovation Team!

This summer we have an amazing team of social innovation coordinators. Learn more about these energetic innovators who are excited to inspire the next generation of changemakers in the US and Asia!  

Cicy (Shengnan) Zhang Social Innovation Education Fellow

Posted on by Yuyan (Emma) Jiang

Personal Reflection on My Days with GLE

I think I’ve made the right decision to go. I hesitated before I booked the airline tickets and packed my luggage, because I had to give up my internship opportunity if I chose to go, and I wasn’t sure how