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Social Justice at Feinberg

Read the report on social justice initiatives at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, including recommendations from four advisory groups comprised of faculty, staff, trainees, and students.

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Learn more about Feinberg's committment to anti-racism and access the toolkit.

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Women in Medicine

Women make up over half of our medical students and trainees; lead over $200 million in funded research and represent over 100 senior leaders at Feinberg. Learn more about the contribution of women at our medical school: those trailblazers of the past; the chairs, chiefs and investigators of today; and the trainees and students who are developing into medicine’s future leaders.

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AAOS Besws Diversiy Award Upn Nrhwesern Universiy Prfessr

AAOS Bestows Diversity Award Upon Northwestern University Professor

The AAOS presented its 2020 Diversity Award to James A. Hill, M.D., FAAOS, which recognizes members of the Academy who show an outstanding commitment to making orthopedics more representative of, and accessible to, diverse patient populations (read more).

The Daniel Hale Williams Sciey

The Daniel Hale Williams Society

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