Catch up on the latest news from the Department of Medical Education.
The resources used to teach the physical exam to pre-clerkship students vary widely across U.S. medical schools, according to a new paper published in Academic Medicine.
Jacqueline Godbe, an MD/PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program and a champion triathlete, finds that training for races complements her studies.
Second-year medical students showcased ongoing results from their Area of Scholarly Concentration research projects at a recent poster session.
A new study published in Academic Medicine reports early outcomes on student achievement, confidence and engagement after the medical school’s curriculum redesign.
The Feinberg Physician Assistant Program raised awareness about the profession and celebrated current students and past graduates as part of National PA Week.
Rosemary Hines Fuller, a fourth-year medical student, is spending this year at the Kellogg School of Management earning her MBA as part of Feinberg’s joint degree.
Medical, nursing, physician assistant and physical therapy students teamed up during a recent interactive training session.
Feinberg faculty, students and staff gathered to recognize medical education through workshops, lectures and presentations at the seventh annual Medical Education Day.
Mamta Swaroop, MD, associate professor of Surgery, leads the Chicago South Side Trauma First Responders Course, a free program giving Chicago community members the tools to render first aid to trauma victims.
The school year’s first TIME talk, a monthly lecture series at Feinberg on innovations in medical education, was dedicated to reducing gender disparities in the field of surgery.
At Driskill Day, students, alumni and faculty gathered to showcase research and celebrate excellence throughout the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences.
Feinberg recently welcomed dozens of new PhD students to campus, including students in the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences and the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program.
Recent activities gave medical students the opportunity to learn about the diverse backgrounds of their patients and to develop cross-cultural communication skills, including a community visit to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
Northwestern Medicine investigators are on a mission to bring precision medicine to African-Americans.
Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program; Melissa Brown, PhD, has been named associate director of advising and Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD, the associate director of admissions for the program.
The Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling expanded from 14 to 20 students per class, preparing graduates for careers in various genetic counseling fields, including clinical, industry, research and public policy.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical field gathered for an all-day symposium dedicated to showcasing research and exploring career options.
Wenyuan Zhou, a second-year MD and MPH student, recently completed a summer internship in Havana, Cuba, where she learned about prevention in the Cuban healthcare system.
First-year medical students shadowed a wide variety of medical professionals, part of Introduction to the Profession week.
Founders’ Day, an annual Feinberg tradition, welcomed the incoming class of first-year medical students and marked the official beginning of the school year.
As part of medical students’ Introduction to the Profession week, rapper and motivational speaker David Rush opened up to first-year medical students about his experiences during treatment for kidney disease.
Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS, associate professor of Surgery, found growing acceptance of new flexible shift lengths in a national survey of surgical residents.
Almost 70 percent of questions on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification exam concurred with the frequency of conditions seen in general internal medicine practice, according to a JAMA study.
A recent seminar explored the topic of innovation in medical education and the role of mastery learning in training of the next generation of physicians.
Northwestern recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety program, the first graduate-level program in the field.
Quentin Youmans, MD, a second-year resident in internal medicine, received the Leadership Award, and Elsy Compres, a second-year medical student, received the Minority Scholars Award from the American Medical Association Foundation.
Michael Musharbash, a second-year medical student, has received a Schweitzer Fellowship to implement educational services for LGBT and homeless youth at the Center on Halsted.
On May 13, students in the Physician Assistant Program’s Class of 2017 celebrated completing their Master of Medical Science degrees with family and friends.
Members of the class of 2017 joined faculty, friends and family members at the 158th commencement ceremony on May 22.
Feinberg faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their achievements at the fifth annual Honors Day ceremony.