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Embedded in McGaw’s mission is its commitment to cultivating an inclusive environment that integrates a broad range of perspectives for our trainees, because diversity and inclusion is integral to effective training across specialties. Believing that a culturally competent atmosphere promotes excellence, we strongly encourage all of our residents, fellows and prospective trainees to familiarize themselves with the assorted resources available to them, including the programs listed below.

Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum (NMURFF)
Interdepartmental group of housestaff focused on fostering an environment in which all trainees thrive. 

John E. Franklin, MD, Commitment to Diversity Award
Annual recognition of housestaff who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to improving diversity and inclusion in Graduate Medical Education. 

The Daniel Hale Williams Society
Created in 2018 to focus on the recruitment of African-American males into the medical profession through proactive identification of students, mentoring and encouragement, scholarships and more.

Department of Medicine Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council
Established to provide a comprehensive array of diversity initiatives designed to sensitize trainees and faculty members to multicultural issues. 

Feinberg Diversity & Inclusion Mentoring Programs
Created to facilitate connections between students, faculty, and GME trainees that will foster career exploration and development, mentorship, scholarship, and collegiality. 

Feinberg Affinity Groups
Many of the School’s nearly 70 groups, as well as many faculty and staff groups, focus on identity, community, diversity, mentoring, and healthcare in underserved communities. 

LGBT Safe Space Training
Initiative to educate allies who support LGBT individuals in our educational community.

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