The Office of Diversity serves all students at Feinberg through its focus on underserved communities, social justice, and health disparities. These are areas in which all members of our community should engage. Another mission of the Office of Diversity is campus diversity and inclusion, we also have several programs designed to serve underrepresented students.
Prospective Medical Students
Please visit our Prospective Medical Students page.
Current students play a large role in determining the kinds of programs and services we offer. Spanish courses are new for the 2010 school year, and we anticipate offering these classes long-term, since students expressed so much interest in learning Medical Spanish. Mentoring and the Student Funds Request programs are also responses to student need.
The Office of Diversity supports individual/group student initiatives that enrich the climate and support and build diversity and inclusion at Feinberg. Funding is only available to Feinberg students. Funding requests must adequately address:
- How the activity/conference/event relates to one of the following: minority health, health disparities, career development for underrepresented groups in medicine, diversity, and/or social justice.
- How the support will contribute to diversity at Feinberg. Please download the Student Funds Request form ( PDF) and stop by our office to turn in your completed request.
The Office of Diversity works closely with the Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education and the McGaw Diversity Council to diversify residency training programs at Northwestern and its affiliated hospitals. Each year the Diversity Council sponsors a visiting clerkship stipend program for underrepresented students and a residency showcase featuring representatives from all of our programs. A limited number of travel scholarships are available for the showcase.
- Visiting Clerkship Students must apply for a visiting clerkship and include the separate, supplemental diversity application. Stipends are available for Summer 1 through Winter 1 blocks and/or as funds allow.
- Annual Showcase The date for the 2013 Residency Showcase is Saturday, May 4. Registration is free, online, and opens January, 2013. Travel stipend applications are due in April. Programming includes panels of residency program directors and current residents, as well as tours and time to speak with individual program representatives.
This page last updated Aug 15, 2012