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Student News

Feinberg students are doing some extraordinary things in the clinical spaces, research labs and out in the community. Here we share internal and external recognition they have received. For all the news on Feinberg discoveries and campus activity, visit our News Center.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022
Student Spearheads Ukraine Aid Efforts

Daniel Latyshev, a rising second-year medical student, has organized several aid efforts for Ukraine.

Tue, 14 Jun 2022
Physician Assistant Students Help Save a Life

PA students Nicole Pinakidis and Kristin Brennan recently put their emergency care skills to use to help save a person’s life during this year’s Chicago Half Marathon.

Thu, 02 Jun 2022
Medical Student Wins SGIM Abstract Award

Medical student Rohan Chalasani recently won the Mack Lipkin, Sr. Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine at the society’s annual meeting.

Wed, 01 Jun 2022
Honoring the PA Class of 2022

Members of Feinberg’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program were honored during their commencement ceremony on May 6, receiving their Master of Medical Science degrees. The 36 graduates of the Class of 2022 gathered on campus in person to celebrate their achievements.

Tue, 24 May 2022
Honoring the MD Class of 2022

Feinberg honored the MD Class of 2022 during the medical school’s 163rd commencement ceremony in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, held in person for the first time since 2019.

Mon, 23 May 2022
Celebrating Honors Day 2022

Dozens of faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their scholarly and clinical excellence at Feinberg’s Honors Day, held May 20.

Tue, 17 May 2022
Student Investigates Private Equity in Dermatology

Rohail Memon, a second-year medical student, used his finance background to investigate the rise of private equity ownership in dermatology practice.

Wed, 11 May 2022
Medical Students Learn How to Apply Arts and Humanities to Medicine

Feinberg’s arts and humanities seminars allow medical students to approach the world of medicine and healthcare from different perspectives and with new skills.

Thu, 28 Apr 2022
DGP Student Investigates Sex Differences in Muscle Performance from Glucocorticoids

Isabella Salamone, an eighth-year student in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, was lead author of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, which found that glucocorticoid steroids improved muscle performance through distinct, sex-specific molecular pathways.

Thu, 21 Apr 2022
Taking a Second Look at Feinberg

On April 7 and 8, more than 200 prospective medical students visited Feinberg for a “Second Look” at the medical school. The two-day event allowed admitted students to get a feel for life at Feinberg by attending seminars, touring campus and meeting with current students and faculty.

Tue, 12 Apr 2022
Feinberg Offers Medical Spanish Courses for Students

Medical students and students in the Physician Assistant Program can advance their Spanish speaking skills by completing Medical Spanish courses in their respective programs.

Mon, 04 Apr 2022
Prosthetics-Orthotics Student Honored for Capstone Research Project

Abigail Stepnitz, a second-year student in Feinberg’s Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics program, recently presented her capstone project at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and was honored by the academy for her work.

Wed, 30 Mar 2022
Feinberg Ranks Among Top Medical Schools in the Nation

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has been recognized as one of the best medical schools in the nation, ranking 17th among research-oriented institutions, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Fri, 25 Mar 2022
New Course Preps Medical Students for the Next Disaster

Feinberg students are being trained in a two-week emergency preparedness course on how to manage natural disasters, mass shootings or pandemics.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022
Celebrating Match Day 2022

On Match Day, fourth-year medical students celebrated their success as they learned where they will spend the next three to seven years as residents.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022
Honoring Achievement with AOA

In a ceremony on March 15, the Feinberg chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society welcomed 43 new student, faculty, alumni and housestaff members.

Mon, 07 Mar 2022
Second-year Medical Students Help Address Food Insecurity

As part of their second-year MD curriculum, a group of Feinberg students recently designed and implemented a community quality improvement project on food insecurity.

Mon, 14 Feb 2022
Medical Student Variety Show Supports Chicago Public School Families and Students

Medical students performed comedy skits and musical numbers that satirized the medical school experience at In Vivo, Feinberg’s annual sketch comedy and variety show.

Mon, 07 Feb 2022
Feinberg Augments Anatomy Curriculum with Mixed Reality Software

A new anatomy curriculum for the MD and PA programs integrates the HoloAnatomy software, which allows students to visualize every part of the body through a virtual, three-dimensional perspective.

Thu, 20 Jan 2022
Medical Student Investigates Pre-Pregnancy Cardiovascular Health

Michael Wang, a fourth-year medical student, is the lead author of a study recently selected by the American Heart Association as one of the top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2021.

Mon, 10 Jan 2022
Medical School Introduces Digital Health and Data Science Curriculum

The medical school has begun introducing a new component of the medical education curriculum: instruction in Digital Health and Data Science for medical students.

Mon, 27 Dec 2021
2021 Year in Review

Feinberg experienced a year of exceptional growth, perseverance, and collaboration in 2021, from honors and awards to unprecedented research discoveries.

Tue, 21 Dec 2021
Medical Student Helps Establish South Asian Medical Student Association

Second-year medical student Anahita Iyer is the co-founder and current president of Feinberg’s South Asian Medical Student Association, which fosters community and provides mentorship for Feinberg medical students of South Asian descent.

Fri, 17 Dec 2021
Northwestern Medical Orchestra Returns to Stage

The Northwestern Medical Orchestra has returned to the stage, performing part of their concert in-person for the first time in nearly two years.

Mon, 13 Dec 2021
A Day in the Life: Medical Student Zach Cross

Follow along with a typical day in the life of third-year Feinberg medical student, as he spends a shift in the OB-GYN ward, including assisting with a delivery.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021
NUPOC Students Create Teddy Bear Braces for Lurie Children’s Patients

On November 5, students in the Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO) program through Northwestern’s Prosthetics-Orthotics Center constructed more than 50 braces for teddy bears gifted to pediatric patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Thu, 11 Nov 2021
Students Practice Ophthalmology Surgical Techniques

The student-led Ophthalmology Interest Group recently held a suturing workshop, offering Feinberg students the opportunity to practice surgical techniques on mock organs.

Wed, 10 Nov 2021
Second-year Students Present AOSC Projects

Second-year medical students presented Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) research projects during a virtual session held November 5.

Tue, 02 Nov 2021
Feinberg MD Program Receives Full LCME Accreditation

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has received a full eight-year accreditation by the Liaison Committee of Medical Education, the accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the MD degree.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021
Three PA Students Awarded National Health Service Corps Scholarships

Three first-year students in Feinberg’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program have been awarded scholarships from The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program.