Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellowship Admissions

The Northwestern University Integrated Postdoctoral Fellowship inHealth Services and Outcomes Research requires all fellows to be enrolled in a master’s degree program offered in The Graduate School of Northwestern University (TGS).

The Fellowship recommends enrollment in the Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research. Following consultation with the Fellowship Executive Committee and mentors, fellows may consider enrollment in another master degree offered by The Graduate School. 

Campus interviews are required for all applicants.

Selection criteria include prior academic training and professional experience, the extent to which the applicant’s research interests relate to the strengths of the fellowship, the applicant's strength of commitment to a health services research career, and the applicant’s potential to contribute significantly to the field of health services research.

All applicants must have completed a doctoral degree prior to the awarding of the fellowship.

Complete the Pre-Application

Receipt of applications by February 1 allows for a July 1 start date. However, we encourage applicants to consider applying at least a year in advance.

Online application

Application Instructions for The Graduate School

Upon being accepted into the fellowship program, new fellows are required to submit an online application to and enroll in The Graduate School so they are able to register for didactic courses during the fellowship. 

The online application is found at The Graduate School Admissions page.

Applicants will be prompted to pay an application fee of $95, which must be paid by credit card. For technical difficulties with the online application, please call the technical support hotline at 1-800-526-3313.

Please use Program Code H04MS for the Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research or Program Code H04ND for the non-degree program in Health Services and Outcomes Research.

Note: If you do NOT plan on registering for at least one course each quarter during the fellowship program, please select H04ND in your application.

The Graduate School requires all applicants to submit supporting documents (letters of recommendation and original transcripts) to accompany the online application. However, since applicants are required to submit these items to support the application to the Fellowship in Health Services and Outcomes Research, there is NO NEED TO SUBMIT an additional set of documents. These documents will be obtained from the office of the Fellowship Program and submitted to The Graduate School.

Contact Us

Contact our fellowship via email at You can also contact our administrative leadership via the information below.

Ryan Splitt
CEHS Fellowship Coordinator
Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
633 N Saint Clair Street, 18th Floor
Chicago, Illinois, 60611

Allen Heinemann, PhD
Fellowship Program Co-Director and Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
345 E. Superior Street, Onterie Center
Chicago, Illinois, 60611-2654