Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Safe and Healthy Learning Environment

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is committed to the principle that educational relationships should be one of mutual respect between teacher and learner. Because the school trains individuals who are entrusted with the lives and well-being of others, we have unique responsibilities to assure that students, residents and fellows learn as members of a community of scholars in an environment that is conducive to learning.

Feinberg wants to encourage students, residents and fellows to bring attention to any breach or perceived breach of the Safe and Healthy Learning Environment, and wishes to be open about the process the university has in place should such a claim be made. This process flow document offers a snapshot of our reporting, escalation, and resolution procedures related to a perceived mistreatment claim. The school also offers an ombudsperson for student, resident and fellow support. Learn more below.

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