Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum (NMURFF)
An inter-departmental group for trainees at Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education. The NMURFF leadership consists of residents and/or fellows who carry out programming in four areas: mentoring, networking & career development, outreach, and strategy & collaboration. NMURFF welcomes members of all backgrounds who support our mission. Our work centers on diversity and representation and is focused on (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation.
Northwestern Chicago OUT Network & FSM Safe Space Training Program
A campus- and affiliate-wide networking group for LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally) faculty, staff, students, fellows, and residents on the Northwestern Chicago campus. Quarterly events draw participants from the medical school, graduate school, affiliated hospitals and clinics. The Network’s goal is to ensure that our campus and affiliates have welcoming and inclusive environments. Feinberg also offers Safe Space Training for faculty, staff, students, and residents.
Institute for Women’s Health Monthly Forum
The forums were introduced in 2008 to advance women’s health research at Northwestern and to increase awareness among health professionals, researchers and consumers that sex and gender matter in health and disease. Through the monthly forums, the Institute provides a platform for leading professionals to present their evidence-based research that focuses on basic science, clinical applications, or social implications of sexual dimorphisms.
Evening classes in Medical Spanish are offered to residents at a discounted rate every fall, spring and summer semester. For fluent speakers case discussion and physical exam skills didactic courses are offered yearly. The Northwestern Medicine Spanish program partners with NM Academy and offers classes across all graduate disciplines and staff areas of the hospital.
The Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is striving to create and maintain a provider population that mirrors our diverse patient population. We believe that a diverse faculty, workforce, and student body is essential to our long-term success in academic medicine. We embrace all types of diversity as strengths.
Psychiatry Diversity Contacts
Crystal Clark, MD
Kara Brown, MD
Resident Diversity Initiatives
Resident Diversity Initiatives
The Department of Psychiatry strongly encourages applications from minority candidates who are under-represented in our specialty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ students.
Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates.
Northwestern Chicago OUT Network
The Northwestern Chicago OUT Network is a campus- and affiliate-wide networking group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally (LGBTQA) faculty, staff, students, fellows, and residents on the Northwestern Chicago campus. Quarterly events draw participants from the medical school, graduate school, affiliated hospitals and clinics. The Network’s goal is to ensure that our campus and affiliates have welcoming and inclusive environments.
Feinberg Office of Diversity
The Feinberg Office of Diversity works with students, residents, staff and faculty to further our mission of achieving a campus environment of belonging and inclusion for all. Recruitment initiatives, community partnerships, and campus collaborations all help facilitate our mission.