Every fall, I have the distinct privilege of welcoming another extraordinary new group of students to Stanford Medicine. Like Harriet Kiwanuka, the first-year MD
student pictured above, these scholars come from around the globe with various perspectives and experiences. They’ve played the bagpipes, founded a green technology company, published poetry, won an Olympic gold medal, and made a lasting impact on underserved communities.
I’m especially pleased to welcome the outstanding inaugural class
of our new Master of Science in physician assistant studies. They will join remarkable new cohorts of MD, PhD, and master’s students — all of whom will raise science and medicine to new heights.
To our new students: know that you have the full weight of the Stanford Medicine community behind you as you begin this new chapter in your journey to uncover the mysteries of human health and improve the well-being of people everywhere.