Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion

To achieve a truly diverse and inclusive Feinberg, we need to share an understanding of terms and the issues we face in academia and medicine.

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Year in Review: Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works to position Feinberg as a standout diversity and inclusion leader among top academic medical centers. The following timeline features important milestones from the 2016–2017 academic year, as the office focused on building engagement around diversity and inclusion initiatives.

An Inclusive Space

Feinberg students and faculty open up about LGBTQ acceptance. Julie Barton, ’88 MD, ’92 GME, clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology shares her experiences as a medical student, resident and physician at Northwestern. “I came here in the 80s as a student. I think back then it was very, very different. We felt as if we had to be very careful sometimes—that it might affect our careers. But over time that’s really changed.”

A Sense of Belonging

Obstetrics & Gynecology resident, Sharlay Butler, MD, shares an emotional story of her journey to Northwestern Medicine. “Right from the start on my interview day, this was a place that read every line of my application. And I felt like they knew me.”  

A Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Northwestern Medicine residents discuss the power of diversity and inclusion. Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, a resident in Internal Medicine comments, “Here at Northwestern, I don’t feel like just a number. I don’t feel like just a ‘check box’ in that diversity column. I feel like I am a valued member of the team. And because of that I am able to excel at a level where it is expected that I will be an excellent physician.” 

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