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Service Learning & Student Volunteer Programs

Service Learning

Our MD curriculum encourages our students to use their expertise to build healthier, happier communities. Learn more about some of our service learning opportunities below.

Education-Centered Medical Home

Provides students with a longitudinal experience as members of outpatient care teams in multiple community locations.
Explore ECMH

Cooking Up Health

Partnership with Common Threads to expand students’ ability to provide counseling on culturally competent health eating and food preparation.
About the program

Global Health Training Electives

Students may apply for placement in a number of international global health training electives providing clinical, research, policy, advocacy and leadership experiences.

Get global training


2nd-Year Medical Sdens Address Fd Insecriy

2nd-Year Medical Students Address Food Insecurity

A group of Feinberg medical students recently designed and implemented a community quality improvement project, screening patients for food insecurity at their Education-Centered Medical Home (ECMH) site on Chicago’s West side and volunteering with a local food pantry.

Read about their food insecurity project

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Northwestern Medicine Pipeline Programs Continue to Thrive Amid Pandemic

Despite obstacles from the pandemic, several Northwestern Medicine pipeline programs have continued helping young people from communities traditionally underrepresented in medicine to learn about and gain experience in the field.

Read more about our pipeline programs

Volunteer Programs for Students

MD students recently reported working with the community in the following ways beyond their training. Visit our Student Organizations and Specialty Interest Group pages to learn more about many of these programs.