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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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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