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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Inclusive and Bias-Free

Feinberg is committed to an inclusive curriculum that is free of bias and promotes health equity for all.

We educate students in a safe and healthy learning environment which:

  1. Acknowledges implicit bias and encourages open dialogue and reflection.
  2. Is inclusive in representations of healthy/normal/pathology; avoids stereotypes.
  3. Acknowledges limitations of research that does not include underrepresented populations.
  4. Explores differences in health outcomes and responses to treatment; Develops skills for advocacy and intervention.
  5. Confronts and mitigates attitudes and behaviors that adversely impact people with various identities based upon gender identity, sexuality, ability, socioeconomics, age, national origin, culture, and political/religious views.