About Feinberg

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, founded in 1859, attracts talented individuals to its faculty, staff, and student body through its cutting-edge research initiatives, superb clinical affiliates, global outlook, and innovative curriculum. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Feinberg has built a national reputation for excellence through a strong history of collaborative, interdisciplinary medical education and research, and along with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Group is part of the premier academic medical center known as Northwestern Medicine. Feinberg stands out among the nation's research-intensive medical schools and consistently receives high marks in U.S. News & World Report surveys. Through its affiliates, it provides patient care to thousands of individuals every year, and plays an integral part in the communities it serves.

Our Mission

Our mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education.

The pursuit of excellence requires a learning organization grounded in leadership, innovation, and compassionate care that can translate new knowledge into better human health.

These attributes are interwoven by professionalism dedicated to teamwork, collegiality, and social and intellectual diversity.

Such values promote the best interests of medicine and further strengthen our social contract with the community we serve.


Fast Facts


Students have opportunities to participate in nearly 70 student organizations and 18 global clinical experiences. In the 2015-2016 academic year, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine serves 638 MD students and 1135 residents and fellows. Learn more about the student population from academic years 2015 to 2020.

Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 is made up of a diverse group of students from different cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.

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Learn more about the Class of 2020.


Our faculty of approximately 3,700 members teach and conduct basic and clinical research through:

Research at a Glance


The redesigned curriculum launched in fall 2012, and focuses on four major elements:

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