Vital Signs

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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 November 10, 2016 by Melissa Golden
MED 2016 Participants

Explorations in Health Care with MED

This summer, VIA proudly hosted 40 of Asia’s best and brightest medical students at Stanford University on our annual Medical Exchange and Discovery (MED) program. This intensive three-week cultural immersion and professional development experience empowered students to critically examine the