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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 nearly 70 student organizations and 20 global clinical experiences. In the 2014-2015 academic year, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine serves 670 MD students and 1090 residents and fellows. Learn more about the student population from academic years 2013 to 2017.

Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 is made up of a diverse group of students from different cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.

Entering Class 2018 Race and Gender Pie Charts

Learn more about the Class of 2018.


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

Research at a Glance


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

This page last updated Sep 9, 2014

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