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 Mondays, 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.
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 7:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. Travel arrangements should be planned accordingly.
Check-in: Please arrive at 7:45 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 40 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I interview over the phone? Do you have regional interviews?
We do not offer phone or regional interviews. It is important for you to visit Feinberg to learn about the unique curriculum as it is just as important for us to meet you as an individual.
- How do I schedule an interview at Feinberg?
If you are invited to interview, you will receive an email from our Office of Admissions letting you know how to schedule your interview day.
- Do you have a student hosting program?
We do have a student hosting program at Feinberg. When you are invited to interview, you will receive additional information about requesting a student host for the evening before the interview day.
- Can I find out in advance who my Feinberg faculty and student interviewers will be?
We do not announce interviewers prior to the interview date. All candidates will learn who their interviewers are at the same time, at the end of the morning welcome session.
- What if I have a last minute problem on the day of my Feinberg interview?
We kindly request you contact us as soon as you may anticipate a conflict in regards to your interview day (arrive late, travel issues, etc). Make sure you take the Office of Admissions phone number with you during your travels (312-503-8206). If it is after hours, please call anyway and leave a message so that we can start working through any problems as soon as possible.