Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion

To achieve a truly diverse and inclusive Feinberg, we need to focus on past and current issues we face in academia and medicine.

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The Daniel Hale Williams Society

The Daniel Hale Williams Society of the Feinberg School of Medicine 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. (Read more)


Feinberg attends annual SNMA Conference in San Francisco

Feinberg School of Medicine students, faculty, residents and staff attended SNMA's Annual Medical Education Conference in San Francisco, CA. During the five day conference (March 28 - April 1) participants engaged this year's theme, Embracing Our Diversity: Filling the Gaps and Building the Future. Vice Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Feinberg, Dr. Clyde Yancy gave introductory remarks during the opening ceremony. (Click here for photos)

NU DOC: An Alternative Spring Break

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. (Read more)


Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion!

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works to position Feinberg as a standout diversity and inclusion leader among top academic medical centers. The following brochure details our mission and values, key initiatives, opportunities for involvement, and three compelling videos from Feinberg medical students, Northwestern residents, and faculty about what diversity and inclusion means to them. (Read more)

An Inclusive Space

Feinberg students and faculty open up about LGBTQ acceptance. Julie Barton, ’88 MD, ’92 GME, clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology shares her experiences as a medical student, resident and physician at Northwestern. “I came here in the 80s as a student. I think back then it was very, very different. We felt as if we had to be very careful sometimes—that it might affect our careers. But over time that’s really changed.”

A Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Northwestern Medicine residents discuss the power of diversity and inclusion. Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, a resident in Internal Medicine comments, “Here at Northwestern, I don’t feel like just a number. I don’t feel like just a ‘check box’ in that diversity column. I feel like I am a valued member of the team. And because of that I am able to excel at a level where it is expected that I will be an excellent physician.” 

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