Medical schools can help combat discrimination by creating safe spaces for underrepresented minority (URM) medical students, according to Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, who founded the STRIVE program which connects URM medical students at Feinberg with URM resident mentors.
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Fueling Our Communities, started by a group of fourth-year medical students, has been working to address food insecurity among vulnerable patient populations in Chicago.
The persistence of SARS-Cov-2 may fundamentally alter the landscape of medical education and hospital training, according to a Northwestern Medicine editorial published in Science Advances.
A team of Feinberg medical students are holding online COVID-19 information sessions for community members and organizations across the Chicagoland area.
Tricia Pendergrast, a first-year student, helped start GetMePPEChicago, an organization that has distributed more than 60,000 N95 protective masks and other protective personal equipment to healthcare workers around the city.
Feinberg celebrated the MD Class of 2020 at the school’s 161st commencement ceremony, which was held virtually this year through Zoom on May 18.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, Feinberg transformed nearly its entire medical school curriculum to be delivered online. Online learning efforts include virtual simulation courses, telehealth visits, virtual standardized patient exams and online team-based active learning activities.
Sky Dominguez, a second-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, is currently studying the biological mechanisms underlying a sex difference in Alzheimer’s disease, as approximately two-thirds of those with the disease are women.
Ben Smith, a second-year medical student, led a study that found opioid prescriptions declined significantly between 2013 and 2018 in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.
Students are conducting telehealth visits and reaching out to patients at high risk of complications from COVID-19, part of the transition of the Education Centered Medical Home to virtual care.