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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Northwestern Feinberg Radiology is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse, inclusive and supportive academic environment. The foundation of this pursuit is made possible by the committed residents, fellows, faculty and staff who are the heart of the Radiology Department. This mutual and respectful exchange of unique ideas, experiences and perspectives sustains the depth of our learning, allowing us to commitment to our patients by reflecting our community.

True diversity is defined not only as differences in individual backgrounds, personal identities, intellectual approaches and demographics; it is also the removal of barriers and the creation of spaces that allow individuals to engage in the full life of radiology at Northwestern. As individuals with our own distinct identities — be they comprised of faith, race, sexuality, gender, abilities, socioeconomic class, etc. — we each offer an irreplaceable opportunity to understand and examine the issues before us from a newly encountered dimension. The commitment to providing these opportunities equitably to each and every member of our community is the force behind creating a diverse, inclusive and ideal radiology department.

It is our responsibility to challenge our trainees, faculty, staff and alumni to acknowledge differences as strengths in order to develop an environment that ensures access, promotes equity, values enrichment and enables wellbeing. Only by exploring issues with people of different backgrounds and viewpoints can we challenge our assumptions, test our ideas, broaden our understanding of the world and provide world class care to our patients.

Northwestern Feinberg Radiology reaffirms and renews its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We must strive to strengthen and sustain this pledge in order to keep pace with the societal changes that are now occurring and in order to be an exemplar among our peers. Through fostering this ideal we weave together the fabric of our dynamic, vibrant and just community and department.


The Department of Radiology has established the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council to bring together members of our department with varied skillsets, roles, perspectives and experiences in order to further focus on diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives. The outcomes are meant to better equip us all to meet healthcare challenges and to improve the lives of our patients, communities and members of this department and the larger Northwestern institution. The Council meets regularly throughout the year. Please visit the Council's page for more information on the current members.

Campus and Community Resources

 Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Connect with FSM's Office of Diversity and Inclusion to find out more about campus efforts to engage, recruit, educate, and partner to build a diverse and exceptional community.

 Feinberg School of Medicine Diversity Student Groups

Participate in the many student groups on campus dedicated to bringing students together, with an emphasis on underserved communities, social justice, and health disparities.

 Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum (NMURFF)

The NMURFF is an interdepartmental group of trainees at Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education carrying out mentoring, networking, career development, outreach, and collaboration to support underrepresented trainees on campus.

 Feinberg School of Medicine Queers and Allies (Q&A)

FSM Q&A is the LGBT student group promoting acceptance of LGBT students, faculty, and staff through education and discussion of. Q&A also promotes a safe space for the Feinberg LGBT community as an alliance of LGBT-friendly students, faculty, and staff.

 Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association

PAMSA is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. This group serves as a forum for student leaders to engage with these health issues and develop initiatives and projects addressing those needs.

 Latino Medical Student Association

The LMSA is an organization founded to represent, support, educate, and unify US Latino(a) medical students.

 Student National Medical Association

The SNMA is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.

 Northwestern Muslim-Cultural Students Association

NU's McSA is concerned with fostering the religious well-being of Northwestern's Muslim community and connecting Muslims with the larger Northwestern community through events and programming year-round.

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