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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 over 70 student organizations and 20 global clinical experiences. In the 2013-2014 academic year, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine serves 689 MD students and 1060 residents and fellows. Learn more about the student population from academic years 2013 to 2017.

Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 is made up of a diverse group of students from different cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.

Entering Class 2017 Race and Gender Pie Charts

Learn more about the Class of 2017.


Our approximately 3,700 distinguished faculty members teach, provide patient care, and conduct basic and clinical research through:

Research at a Glance


The first phase of the new curriculum started in fall 2012, and focuses on four major elements:

This page last updated Jul 15, 2014

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