Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medical Education

Faculty Development

A Letter from the Director 

Welcome to the Faculty Development website for the Department of Medical Education. Our mission to support faculty at the Feinberg School of Medicine and affiliated institutions in their quest to become more effective educators irrespective of educational venue: simulation-based settings, small groups, the lecture hall, and the workplace while caring for patients. Our goal is to ensure that Feinberg faculty have knowledge and tools they need to prepare our medical students and residents for their professional lives and provide high quality, compassionate patient care both during their clinical training and throughout their careers.

Whether helping faculty apply robust curriculum design principles, assess learning outcomes, provide written feedback or facilitate meaningful feedback conversations, Feinberg faculty who are keen to develop as medical educators will find resources and expertise to support them on their journey.

Faculty development efforts are coordinated closely with the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators, where educators will become part of a growing and diverse community of educators with expertise in a diverse and broad domains of healthcare and across educational strategies.

For faculty members new to the Northwestern/Feinberg family, we offer a clinician educator onboarding program consisting of a series of 12 recurring workshops on a variety of topics related to workplace learning, learning theories, feedback, and assessment. In addition, we offer workshops and educational events that we coordinate with individual departments.

We look forward to seeing you at many of our events! 

Walter Eppich, MD, MEd

Walter Eppich

Walter Eppich, MD, MEd
Director of Faculty Development

Contact Us

Our team is available for individual consultation. We invite interested faculty to contact us via the information below.

Educator and Faculty Development

Northwestern University 
Feinberg School of Medicine

McGaw Pavilion

240 East Huron Street

Chicago, Illinois 60611


facdev@northwestern.edu