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Class of 2024 Curriculum Requirements

Required Medical Equipment

Please make sure all required medical equipment is purchased by July 10, 2020.

Required Resources

Please review the list of required curricular resources.

Digital Content & Student Hardware Recommendations

Please review both the Student Hardware recommendations as well as the Pre-Arrival IT Checklist (not to be started until after July 10).

Like many other medical schools, in order to be environmentally responsible and to align our curriculum with the demands of paperless clinical practice, Feinberg has redesigned our curriculum management systems to ensure easy access to all curricular materials in a digital format (including documents, slides and videos). If you prefer to annotate slides and take notes via handwriting rather than typing, you should consider a tablet or computer that supports the use of a digital pen. Although there are many choices for notetaking software that students are welcome to explore, all Northwestern students can download Microsoft OneNote for free and obtain a free Microsoft365 account for cloud storage from Northwestern University Information Technology from this site. There will be an orientation to digital content during Introduction to the Profession WEek as well as workshops and drop-in hours to assist students. However, these sessions will work best if you come having already tried to set up your devices, worked through the pre-arrival IT checklist and watched the IT how-to videos in advance. Students will also be using their own devices to take computer-based exams.

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

This recent book discusses racism and inequality in our society and is particularly relevant at this time for all us. It will form the basis of some sessions during the Introduction to the Profession week, and we ask that you read it before arrival to Feinberg. It is available widely on Amazon. If you are unable to gain access to a copy, please email Jenny Dick directly at

Pre-Matriculation Modules

While the content from the pre-matriculation modules will be included on the first module exam, previous students have indicated they were very familiar with the material. Therefore, the modules are encouraged for students who do not have mastery of the material, but completion is not mandatory for all students. These online modules will be most helpful if they are completed prior to the start of the first Module, Monday, Aug. 10. They can be accessed by signing into the Canvas Course Management System and clicking on Pre-Matriculation Modules – Class of 2024. You will need an active NetID and password to access the modules. If you have any difficulty, please contact Phase 1a SM coordinator Gia Whitlow.

Regardless of whether you complete the pre-matriculation modules, there is an overall assessment that you are required to complete and pass at 70 percent correct. You can repeat the assessment as many times as necessary to achieve mastery.

Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire

This survey covers approaches to learning based on constructs from the learning sciences. We encourage all incoming students to complete the survey before arriving to campus, and then meet with director of Academic Success Josh Hopps, PhD, any time during the month of August to receive feedback on your academic profile, discuss common changes in approaches to learning in medical school, finding and effectively using resources, preparing for exams, time management and more. Once you’ve completed the survey, contact Jenny Dick to schedule your feedback meeting.   

AWOME Class of 2024 Survey

Deadline: July 13
This survey provides essential information for the Augusta Webster, MD, Office of Medical Education and will facilitate your placement into various educational groups.