Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Admissions

Diversity and Inclusion

Our institution is deeply committed to creating a learning environment that reflects the diversity of our city. Additionally, we strive to create an inclusive setting that allows the students to truly influence the learning environment and challenge faculty and administrators as much as we promise to academically challenge them.

The Daniel Hale Williams Society was created in 2018 to focus on the recruitment of African-American males into the medical profession through proactive identification of students, mentoring and encouragement, scholarships and more. It is named in honor of Feinberg's first African-American graduate and faculty member, and one of the most noteworthy physicians of the 20th century.

Within our MD Program, we prioritize the important of cultural competency in our training. Supported by our diverse clinical settings, we impart on our students that comprehensive care requires serving the individual patient’s unique needs, wants, abilities, and challenges.  

Our Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports a number of groups and programs for students to explore and get involved in, such as the Student National Medical Association and the Latino Medical Student Association. We also have a number of initiatives for helping students from populations historically underrepresented in medicine find community and mentoring so they can thrive at Feinberg. To access the past issues of the newsletter, please see the Diversity and Inclusion Matters page.

To find a breakdown of our student makeup, please see the Student Body Profile page.