Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Admissions

Admitted Students Things to Do Page - Updated June 2018

Below is a list of all mandatory tasks required for all incoming medical students. Please complete these tasks by the specified dates. Further information can be found in our FAQs for Admitted Students. A PDF version is also available: Things To Do List for the Class of 2022.

Admission and Matriculation Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

IT Requirements

Digital Content. 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. Students should explore software to help them annotate, organize and archive their notes and curricular materials. All Northwestern students can download Microsoft OneNote for free and obtain a free Microsoft365 account for cloud storage from Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) by following the embedded links. Evernote is another popular program for note-taking, and for annotating/storing/organizing curricular content. Both programs work on Mac and Windows platforms. Here are links to twoarticles which compare the two programs and YouTube has many med-school specific videos on how to use both Evernote and Onenote. There will be an orientation to digital content during Arrival Week as well as workshops and drop-in hours to assist students. Students will also be using their own devices to take computer-based exams.

Windows System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or higher
  • Minimum 4 gb of RAM
  • 300 mb of free hard drive space

Mac System Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or higher
  • Minimum 4 gb of RAM
  • 200 mb of free hard drive space
Linux is not supported for email compliance.
To ensure compliance with IT security policies, Feinberg School of Medicine requires that all personally-owned devices have software called BigFix installed.  More information and the software is available here: BigFix

Special Events

Breakaway Retreat is a class trip for medical students that takes place during orientation week. The one-day event incorporates leadership development, team building, and personal development activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

 How do I accept an offer of admission?

Upon receiving an offer of acceptance from the Feinberg School of Medicine, please login to our Secure Applicant website and enter your decision. Once you have entered your “accept” decision, we will reserve your seat in the incoming class.

Secure Applicant Website:

 Where do I send my transcript(s)?

MD Students

MD Students submit transcripts to the Office of Medical Student Admissions:

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Office of Medical Student Admissions
310 East Superior Street
Morton Building 1-606
Chicago, IL  60611-3008
Attn:  Peggy Balthazar-Griffin 

HPME Students

HPME Students submit transcripts to the Office of the Honors Program in Medical Education:

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Honors Program in Medical Education
303 East Chicago Avenue
Ward Building 1-003
Chicago, IL  60611-3008
Attn:  Nicole Fancher

MSTP Students

MSTP Students submit transcripts to the Medical Scientist Training Program Office:

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Scientist Training Program
310 East Superior Street
Morton Building 1-670
Chicago, IL  60611-3008
Attn:  Marisa Olivia Davis

 How do I submit my final transcript?

All matriculants must submit a final official undergraduate transcript no later than by July 1, 2018.

Please send your final official undergraduate transcript showing that you have received your Bachelor’s Degree, as well as any other final college transcripts which show additional coursework or programs completed.  (Please note that the transcripts that AMCAS requested from you at the beginning of the application process were used for their application verification only and were not forwarded to our office.)

Transcripts may be submitted through any of the following ways:

  • Email:
    NOTE: Subject line should read: “FINAL TRANSCRIPT: [Last Name, First Name] [AMCAS ID #] (e.g., FINAL TRANSCRIPT: Smith, Jane 12345678 )
  • Fax: 312.503.0550
    NOTE: Send to the ATTN: Peggy Balthazar-Griffin
  • Mail:
    Northwestern University
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    Office of Medical Student Admissions
    310 East Superior Street
    Morton Building 1-606
    Chicago, IL 60611-3008
    Attn: Peggy Balthazar-Griffin

If you are unable to meet the July 1st deadline for the submission of your final transcripts, please contact Ms. Griffin.

 What is a NetID?

Your NetID is your electronic identity at Northwestern University. The most common format of a NetID is a combination of three letters (often related to your name) and three numbers.

 How do I complete the Health Entrance Requirements?

The ADMISSION HEALTH RECORD FORM can be downloaded from the Northwestern University Health Service Chicago Campus page. Submit the Admission Health Record and proof of immunizations by June 15th to:

Northwestern University Health Service
Health Information Management Services
633 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208-4000

Students that have questions regarding health entrance requirements should contact Linda Daniels, Coordinator for Student Support Services, at: or (312) 503-0434 or Lisa Teel, Manager of Health Information Management Services at: or (847) 491-2203.

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