Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Admissions

Interview Process

Interview Invitations

Interview invitations are issued by email solely upon the recommendation of the Feinberg Committee on Admissions. Interviews are held from September through February, on selected Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at the Feinberg School of Medicine on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University. An applicant is expected to schedule an interview soon after the invitation is issued.

Interview Day

During the morning of the interview day applicants will meet individually with two members of the faculty; they will also meet with FSM senior students to discuss the unique aspects of Feinberg. Applicants should plan to visit the Feinberg campus from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Travel arrangements should be planned accordingly.

Check-in

Please arrive at 8:00 a.m. for the orientation meeting at the Office of Admissions (303 E. Chicago Avenue, Morton Building 1-606), unless otherwise notified.  A continental breakfast will be available. We will give you specific information about your interview times and locations, a campus tour, and other pertinent information about your interview day.

Interviews

During the morning of the interview day, applicants will meet individually with two members of the faculty; they will also meet with Feinberg senior students to discuss the unique aspects of Feinberg.  The average interview lasts 30 minutes but varies slightly according to individual interviewers and applicants. 

Lunch

Feinberg will provide lunch for applicants during the visit. A first or second-year medical student will join each applicant to talk about their experiences at Feinberg.

Campus Tour

All interviewees will meet after lunch for a campus tour conducted by one of our current medical students. This is an excellent opportunity to gain information about Feinberg, student life on and off campus, and the local Chicago community.