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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Community Engagement

Youth Programs

 

We contribute to several programs that engage young learners in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education activities and help them explore the many career opportunities in medicine and biomedical research.

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare

An online course that offers insight into healthcare career options and strategies for entering the workforce.

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Health Equity Fellows

The Center for Health Equity Transformation accepts volunteer interns of all levels to work on any of the center’s existing research projects or to help develop new projects.

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Lurie Children's Internships

Our partners at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provide internships and mentoring opportunities to African-American, Latino and chronically ill Chicago public high school students.

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Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program

Exposes high school students to a broad range of healthcare careers through activities such as tours, guest speakers, group discussions and hands-on projects.

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Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program

Enables outstanding high school students at Westinghouse College Prep to explore and be better prepared for potential careers in medicine as future physicians and biomedical scientists.

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NU Docs

NU Docs provides an immersive, weeklong introduction to careers in medicine for Northwestern University undergraduate students from underrepresented groups.

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NU GoKidney – SciHigh Summer Program

Students from Trinity High School take part in this eight-week, immersive enrichment program that aims to leave students with the skills and confidence to achieve success in science and kidney research.

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Oncofertilty Saturday Academy

The academy lets high school girls explore reproductive science, cancer biology and oncofertility.

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PRISM

Promoting Inner-City Youth in Science and Medicine encourages youth to explore science and medicine career opportunities through mentor-guided, interactive educational opportunities and activities.

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Pulmonary & Critical Care Summer Research Program

This summer program offers an eight-week competitive research experience for high school juniors and undergraduate students interested in the biological sciences.

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Summer Research Programs

Undergraduate students spend their summers learning and working as active participants in cancer research.

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T37 NU-MHRT

This program offers health disparities research training experiences to minority and other underrepresented students and trainees at the undergraduate through postdoctoral levels.

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Women's Health Science Program

Targets high school girls in underserved communities who are considering careers in science and medicine, preparing them with knowledge and skills to become the next generation of women science leaders.

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Year Up

Year Up is an intensive skills-training program for underserved young adults.The first Year Up Chicago cohort working within Feinberg’s Research Administration recently completed the program.

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