Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion

Our Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is committed to cultivating an environment that achieves excellence by attracting exceptional and diverse individuals poised to become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity.  This environment actively affirms both the differences among its members and their numerous points of connection, with a particular focus on engagement with the larger Chicago community.

At Feinberg, it is recognized that talent emanates from all individuals across a broad spectrum of race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, physical and mental abilities, economic, geographic, political philosophy, and intellectual focus. Promoting a culture that is built on mutual respect that champions diversity and inclusion requires that the Feinberg community be exposed to and understand a wide range of opinions, cultures, communities, perspectives and experiences, all of which challenge individuals’ beliefs, intellectual passions, opinions and understanding of the world.

Our objectives are to increase the number of underrepresented health care providers and biomedical scientists available to serve the nation’s growing diverse population; to enhance engagement with campus partners and the larger Chicago community; to expand areas of diversity and community based research; and to raise the cultural competency of the broader Feinberg community. Feinberg believes that this holistically driven environment is a foundational pillar of our excellence and thus our embrace of diversity and inclusion will be unyielding.