Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Student Volunteerism

Students volunteering at the Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon

Our MD curriculum encourages our students to use their expertise to build healthier, happier communities. Many students volunteer at a number of local community clinics and join the Education-Centered Medical Home training program, which allows them to give back to the community while also learning to work with patients who have diverse needs.

MD students recently reported working with the community in the following ways beyond their training: 

Action for Young Athletes in ChicagoHomeless shelters
Adolescent MedicineHospice volunteer
Alzheimer's Buddy ProgramHoward Brown Health clinical volunteer
Camp WildcatIMERT medical volunteer
CHC Cardiology ClinicIn Vivo
CHC Cardiology ClinicKeep Your Heart Healthy
CHC Endocrinology ClinicMedical Spanish Interest Group
CHC Ophthalmology ClinicNew Life Volunteering Society
Chicago Help Initiative's Homeless Health ScreeningNorthwestern University Alliance for International Development (NU-AID)
Chicago Lights TutoringNU-Feinberg Connections
Chicago Marathon medical volunteerNUtrition Club
Chicago Youth Program Pediatric ClinicOpen Heart Magic
Chicago Youth Program TutoringPhi Rho Sigma
Chinatown ClinicPrentice Ambulatory Clinic
Church volunteerPRISM
Devon ClinicSpanish interpreter at clinics
Family Medicine Interest groupSPARK
Fein Yarns and HealingTutoring
Feinberg Blood DrivesWomen's Health Science Mentoring Program
Good NeighborsYMCA cooking class instructor
Heart and Sole

Visit our Student Organizations and Specialty Interest Group pages to learn more about many of these programs.

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