What is the schedule for Second Look?
Second Look begins at 5:00pm on April 11 with registration and a reception. On April 12, the day begins at 8:15am and concludes at 5:00pm. See a complete schedule of events
Who attends Second Look?
Second Look is designed for prospective students only.
When will the invitations for Second Look be sent and registration begin/end?
The invitations for Second Look will be sent late February/early March.
Is it O.K. if I miss the reception and check-in on Friday morning?
Yes. When you RSVP, you can indicate your availability.
Where do I need to go for Second Look?
Registration and the Dean's Reception on the evening of Thursday, April 11 will occur in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center (303 E. Superior Street, Ground Level). All events on Friday, April 12 will occur in the Feinberg Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (251 E. Huron Street, Third Floor).
What do I need?
Remember to keep your name badge and folder with you after you receive it for the entirety of Second Look. You will need it all day Friday!
What is the appropriate attire for the weekend?
Dress comfortably – business casual attire is preferred. Formal attire or suits are not necessary. The sessions and tours on Friday will be housed within the main hospital itself, so please note that patients and their loved ones will be present.
Where will I stay?
Prospective students can opt to stay with student hosts. If you would like to stay with a current student, please indicate this on your RSVP form.
If you would prefer to stay in a local hotel, please consider one of these options:
- Warwick Allerton - Chicago (701 N. Michigan Ave.): To access the Northwestern University rate, please click here.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Magnificent Mile (300 E. Ohio St.): To access the Northwestern University rate, please click here (corporate account #560005858).
Will storage be available for my luggage during the Second Look events?
Yes! We will have secure storage available for luggage during the Second Look events on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, you may drop off your luggage in the Office of MD Admissions (310 E. Superior St., Morton 1-606) prior to 5:30pm, and may pick it up between 6:30pm and 7:30pm (the office will be locked and closed between 5:30pm and 6:30pm). On Friday, we will have a storage area available on the third floor of the Feinberg Pavilion (251 E. Huron St.) where the bulk of Friday’s events will be taking place. You will need to retrieve your luggage by 5pm.
How can I find transportation to and around campus?
The campus is centrally located in downtown Chicago and easy to get to by car and public transportation, such as buses and elevated trains (widely referred to as “the L”). The public Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
system is extensive, and you can use it to get nearly anywhere, including both Midway and O’Hare airports. CTA fare is $2.50 (one-way). Exact fare is required.
Other public transportation systems include the Metropolitan Railway System (METRA)
and the Pace Bus System
, which serve the Chicago suburbs.
If driving to the campus, you should refer to the Chicago campus map
and use 303 East Chicago Avenue
as your destination address if utilizing Google Maps
(or similar site). Metered street parking and pay-to-park garages are available on campus. Parking garages are indicated by the "P" marker on the Chicago campus map.
The recommended garage is Erie-Ontario Self-Park
(321 E. Erie St.; 312.642.6062). For additional parking facilities near Feinberg, please visit https://www.bestparking.com/
, enter the address (303 E. Chicago Ave.) and click on "FIND PARKING". To get results specific to your particular timetable, use the "Arrive After" and "Exit Before" filters available on the search results page.
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 weather like in Chicago in April?
April in Chicago means spring is in the air, with flowers in bloom and baseball season back in action! The days shift to warmer, spring-like weather, with temperatures rising to comfortable levels for being outdoors. However, it can occasionally be rainy and cool, so jackets and layers are always good to have on hand! For the latest Chicago forecast, go to www.weather.com
Average High Temperature: 57°F (14°C)
Average Low Temperature: 39°F (4°C)
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 (med-Admissions@northwestern.edu
) for information about how to gain access to the group.
Will there be any opportunities during Second Look to explore future housing options?
Yes! We have arranged for some "open houses" at the most popular apartment buildings around campus during the Second Look weekend. Please check out the Feinberg Student Housing page for more information. Representatives from some of these buildings will also be available to speak with during Friday's Activities Fair.
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.