Health System Clinicians FAQ
Who is eligible for a Health System Clinician appointment?
How do I obtain an appointment as a Health System Clinician?
Physicians on the medical staff of Northwestern Medicine hospitals may apply for appointment as a Health System Clinician by submitting the following documents to the chief medical officer of their hospital:
How long is the appointment term for a Health System Clinician?
How do I renew my Health System Clinician appointment?
As a Health System Clinician, may I also hold a faculty appointment at another academic institution?
Are there Feinberg policies or procedures that apply to Health System Clinicians?
Am I eligible for benefits at Northwestern University?
Health System Clinicians are unpaid by the Feinberg School of Medicine, so are not eligible for medical, dental, retirement or tuition benefits through Northwestern University. They are employed by clinical affiliates of the Feinberg School of Medicine, so please check with your employer regarding benefits eligibility.
Health System Clinician appointments confer certain university privileges, including access to the Galter Health Sciences Library and a Wildcard, which offers discounts at local businesses. Health System Clinicians are also featured in Feinberg faculty profiles.
How do I access the Galter Library?
After your appointment as an Health System Clinician is approved, you will receive a university netID that can be used to access the Galter Library:
- Go to the Galter Library website.
- Click on the link that says "sign in to access resources."
- Enter your netID and password.