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

The defining mission of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is to mentor and educate students to become exceptional, compassionate and innovative physicians, educators, and researchers. We expect our students to be inquiry-driven team leaders who will serve their patients, communities, and society.


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 2014 to 2019.

Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 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 2019.


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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Primary Clinical Affiliates

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
(includes Prentice Women’s Hospital)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital

Delnor Hospital

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Northwestern Medical Group