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The Augusta Webster, MD, Office of Medical Education (AWOME) supports the academic, personal and professional development of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine medical students and the faculty who contribute to MD education. We strive to provide an open, caring and inviting environment where every person is welcome. Our office is committed to the success and wellness of every student. Find information specific to your needs below.

Why Feinberg?

Student Outcomes

Sixty-eight percent of Feinberg students matched into top 25 programs in 2024. Our efforts in mastery learning and professional development help our graduates prepare for residency. Learn more about Student Outcomes.

Training in Chicago

Chicago is a vibrant city with something for every interest: wonderful food, museums, public spaces and parks, and warm and diverse communities and neighborhoods. Learn more via the MD Admissions site.


Our curriculum provides students with ways to pursue their passions, from student groups to curricular elements like Area of Scholarly Concentration.

Feinberg Embraces Diversity, Honors Its Past Through Named Spaces

Two important spaces on the Feinberg campus honor distinguished alumni who made significant contributions to the field of medicine and blazed a trail for future generations. These illustrious alumni serve as an inspiration to current students as they work to become future leaders in medicine.

Daniel Hale Williams

The Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium and Atrium, where second-year students develop much of their medical education, was named after the school’s first Black graduate and faculty member, and one of the most noteworthy physicians of the 20th Century.

Augusta Webster

The Augusta Webster, MD, Office of Medical Education, the office that supports the academic, personal and professional development of medical students, was named in recognition of Augusta Webster, a member of Northwestern’s Class of 1934 and the first woman to be named a full professor at the medical school. In 1960, she became the first woman in the country to head a department at a major teaching hospital — the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Cook County Hospital.

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AWOME faculty and staff provide academic guidance, student support services like healthcare and financial aid, extracurricular programs and logistical assistance related to the centrally managed components of the curriculum. We are part of the Department of Medical Education, the department that centralizes much of the educational programming, innovation and scholarship at Feinberg and its affiliated institutions.

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Youth Programs

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Pathway Programs to Medicine

With support and mentorship from Northwestern University's world-class faculty and talented trainees in science and medicine, young learners from communities traditionally underrepresented in medicine can explore their interests and gain valuable experience in classrooms, laboratories and even hospitals and clinics.