Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Admissions

Second Look

April 11-12, 2019
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 Second Look event on April 11-12, 2019.

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

View photos from last year's Second Look event. 

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Schedule of Events

The 2019 Second Look schedule will be available in January 2019. See the 2018 Second Look schedule below to learn more about the planned activities for this event.

Thursday, April 19

Ryan Family Atrium
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

4:30 – 5:00pm

4:30 – 6:00pm
Dean’s Welcome and Reception

Additional events planned by Student Housing Hosts and Student Senate

Friday, April 20

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Conference Center
Feinberg Pavilion, 3rd Floor 
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

8:15 – 9:00am

9:00 – Noon
General Session

  • 9:00 – 9:15am Welcome/Pathway to Personal & Professional Growth
  • 9:15 – 10:00am Simulation Case-Based Learning
  • 10:00 – 10:15am Break
  • 10:15 – 11:00am Clinical Medicine – Hands on Learning
  • 11:00 – 12:00pm Student Panel

Noon – 1:00pm

1:00 – 4:00pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions and Tours

Sessions: MPH, MA Bioethics, Student Research AOSC, Global Health, Community Clinics/Early Clinical Immersion

Tours: Simulation Center, Prentice Women's Hospital, Lurie Children's, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

4:00 – 5:00pm
Student Organizations Activities Fair and Refreshments

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is the schedule for Second Look?

Second Look begins at 4:30pm on April 11 with registration and a reception. On April 12, the day begins at 8:30am and concludes at 5:00pm. See a complete schedule of events.

 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. 

 Who attends Second Look?

Second Look is designed for prospective students only.

 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 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.

 Where do I need to go for Second Look?

Specific locations will be posted here in January 2019 or sooner. 

 What do I need?

Remember to keep your name badge and file 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 – casual to business casual is fine. 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.

 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

Average High Temperature: 57°F (14°C)
Average Low Temperature: 39°F (4°C)

 Where will I stay?

Prospective students can opt to stay with host students. If you would like to stay with a current student, please indicate this on your RSVP form.

 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.

 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.

Student Hosting

Prospective students can opt to stay with host students. If you would like to stay with a current student, there will be plenty of hosts available. If you would like to stay with a current student, please indicate this on your RSVP form.

If you requested a housing host, you will be contacted by Lolita Garcia ( with the details of your student host name and contact info.

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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.

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