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Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Diversity at Northwestern

Our training program is committed to health equity, diversity, and inclusion. We promise extraordinary training experiences in a dynamic and energetic global city that offers residents and fellows a diversity of patients, training experiences, neighborhoods, and cultural activities. The culture of diversity is fostered from the top down and bottom up. This begins with an emphasis on diverse faculty recruitment at the level of the University and the Department. We look beyond board scores to other achievements and accomplishments that make candidates from diverse backgrounds stand out at recruitment. Our current residents and program faculty also actively engage in discussions centered on diversity and inclusion. This activity has led to the formation of a joint neurology and neurosurgery health equity, diversity, and inclusion committee targeting actionable (and sustainable) additions to our department's recruitment, selection, and retention practices.

Resources and Initiatives

Diversity at McGaw

As a leading US academic medical center, Northwestern must be outstanding in all dimensions of contemporary medical science, health care and health policy. We understand that a major defining characteristic of leading academic medical centers is a strong and palpable presence of diversity.”

Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine

McGaw Health Equity and Advocacy Clinical Scholars Program

The McGaw Health Equity and Advocacy Clinical Scholars Program is a two-year program that is open to all McGaw trainees (residents and fellows, PGY-2 and above) and provides them with the knowledge and skills to identify and address health inequities among their patients and communities.

Learn More at the McGaw Clinical Scholars Page  Access other resources at the McGaw Diversity Page

Neurosciences Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

This joint committee of the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery has a vision to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion in the Neurosciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. We value departments and programs where all individuals can embrace their identities, find belongingness, and strive to promote health equity, social justice, and advocacy. The four main pillars of this group are: recruitment, education, health equity, and community engagement, and subcommittees in each of these sectors seek to enact sustainable changes at all levels of neuroscience. Learn more.

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