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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion

Alternative Spring Break (NU DOC)

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University Evanston campus proudly announce their inaugural Alternative Spring Break (NU DOC): an immersive, one-week pre-professional advising and skills building program for Northwestern undergraduate students associated with the Health Professions program. This innovative program serves as an extension of Northwestern’s commitment to academic excellence, which requires ensuring a diverse academic community.

NU DOC is offered to a select group of Northwestern pre-med undergraduate students with a goal of diversifying the health care profession. Northwestern believes that all people deserve healthcare, and knows that medical students from underserved backgrounds are more likely to practice in medically underserved communities. By exposing the NU DOC cohort to medical school and medical careers during their undergraduate experience, this immersive program complements Northwestern’s commitment to supporting and preparing underserved students to become excellent, patient-centered leaders and future physicians.

NU DOC represents the Northwestern University community’s joint commitment to supporting and nurturing pre-medical students from underserved backgrounds. With the institutional support of both campuses, NU DOC speaks to a cultural shift that focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion for a purpose of ensuring outstanding healthcare for all.