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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Admissions

Second Look

Virtual Events: April 2-3, 2020
Meet prospective classmates, current students and faculty at Feinberg

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Second Look

The Office of Admissions welcomes admitted students to revisit Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at our Virtual Second Look event on April 2-3, 2020.

Second Look provides an opportunity for prospective students to sample the rich variety of learning experiences available at Feinberg, and to connect with other prospective students, current students and faculty. This event is by invitation only. All admitted students will receive an email with instructions on how to register.

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Explore. Discover. Engage.

Schedule updated 3/11/2020

2020 Schedule of Virtual Events

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Advancing Diversity in Medicine Symposium

Learn about health and equity in Chicago, Feinberg's work with disadvantaged communities, and support resources available through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 



Friday, April 3, 2020

General Session
  • Welcome/What Makes FSM Different?
  • Pathway to Personal & Professional Growth
  • Active Integrated Simulation Learning
Student Panel

Learn more about the Feinberg student experience and campus life.  Ask your questions to get the when, how, who, and what to expect about living in Chicago and student life at FSM.

Breakout Sessions
  • Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) & Student Research
  • Community Outreach & Engagement
  • Center for Global Health & International Electives
  • Master of Public Health Program (MD/MPH)
  • Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program (MD/MA)

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is the schedule for Second Look?

Feinberg's Virtual Second Look events will begin with the Advancing Diversity in Medicine Symposium on Thursday, April 2 and continue with additional activities on Friday, April 3.  A complete schedule of events will be distributed to accepted applicants in the days leading up to Second Look.

 Who attends Second Look?

Virtual Second Look is designed for accepted students only.

 How do I attend Virtual Second Look?

Virtual Second Look will be presented via Zoom.  Additional instructions and specific meeting ID information will be sent to all accepted students as we get closer to the event.

 Where is Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine located?

Feinberg is located on the University’s 20-acre lakefront Chicago campus, along with four Feinberg-affiliated hospitals, Northwestern Law School and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management’s Executive Programs.

The admissions office is located at 310 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611 and the phone number is 312-503-8206. The admissions office can also be accessed from the Chicago Avenue entrance to the building (303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611).

Feinberg is located in the Streeterville neighborhood, home to a wide variety of high-rise residences, including rental apartment buildings where many of our medical students live. Within blocks of city buses and subways, the neighborhood is centrally located in the city, allowing easy public transportation access to the culture and diversity of the city and suburbs.

 What is the city of Chicago and area surrounding Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine campus like?

Lakefront beauty and a cosmopolitan, urban cityscape surround our campus, which is located between the shoreline of Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. This is the heart of Chicago where students can choose among world-class cultural and recreational activities just steps from the medical school.

A number of important medical organizations are headquartered in Chicago, including the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, American College of Surgeons and professional academies, colleges, societies and boards of specialty fields. All these factors combine to make the medical school’s location one of the most desirable in the United States.

 Is there a Facebook group for accepted students?

Yes.  Please contact the Office of MD Admissions ( for information about how to gain access to the group.

 Can you provide some information on how to explore future housing options?

Yes!  You can view information about living in Chicago, including housing resources, on the Feinberg website here.  We've identified some apartment buildings close to campus and popular with FSM students, and you'll also find information on StudentSpace a free service that helps students find housing.

Additionally, FSM students are working on putting together information about current FSM students who are seeking roommates for the upcoming academic year.  This information will be shared with accepted applicants via a secure site.

Chicago Attractions

With a population of nearly three million, Chicago is the cultural, industrial, commercial, and entertainment center of the Midwest. Famed for its iconic architecture, it is the birthplace of the skyscraper and home to dozens of cultural landmarks including the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), the Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, and Navy Pier. Outdoor enthusiasts in Chicago enjoy swimming, running, biking, and other sports on the many parks and beaches along Lake Michigan. The city’s nationally known museums draw millions of visitors each year, and those who enjoy the performing arts have many options, including the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and nationally-recognized theater groups.

Northwestern University's Chicago campus is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Streeterville is only one neighborhood in this exciting city full of unique pockets that reflect the many cultures that live here. No matter your interests – sports, art, music, theater, fitness, food, family entertainment – there are endless options. Just a few blocks away from the medical campus, there is shopping on Michigan Avenue’s “Magnificent Mile,” as well as thriving nightlife in the many restaurants, bars, and clubs of the Rush Street and River North areas.

Find information on Chicago neighborhoods.

Learn about city events on Metromix.

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