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Degree Programs

Our department drives the strategy behind the clinical professional training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and its affiliated institutions. We ensure our students and trainees master clinical skills, succeed academically and are prepared for working and leading in 21st-century healthcare. Find out more about our philosophy by viewing some of our programs' pages.

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Welcome Susan Goldsmith

A warm welcome to Susan Goldsmith, MD, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who has been appointed @NUFeinbergMed associate dean for student affairs effective January 1, 2021. Congrats! Read more:

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FAME Appoints New Director

Mary McBride, MD, MEd, associate professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education, has been named director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME), effective November 1. McBride succeeds Walter Eppich, MD, PhD, professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education.

Changing the Face of Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine's Office of Diversity and Inclusion has taken a decidedly intentional and unapologetic approach to Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine and Science. Our mission: “to change the face of medicine.” 

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Healy Receives Award

Kristine Healy, MPH, PA-C, assistant professor of Medical Education and associate director of Feinberg’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program, has received the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants’ (IAPA) Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Med Ed Day Recognition

During this year’s Medical Education Day, winners of the John X. Thomas, Jr. Best Teachers of Feinberg Awards were announced, and faculty, staff, and students were recognized for developing innovative curriculum. See full list of awardees here. Read the news story about Medical Education Day here

Celebrating the MD Class of 2020

Feinberg celebrated the MD Class of 2020 at the school’s 161st commencement ceremony, which was held virtually this year through Zoom on May 18.

2020 Residency Match

Fourth-year students celebrated their residency matches and reflected on their time at Feinberg during an unconventional Match Day.

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Faculty Recognition

Faculty mentoring and role modeling is a critical part of medical education. During the clerkship years, Feinberg students are asked to name faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary professionalism. During the 2019-20 academic year, 166 faculty members received at least one nomination and 8 received four or more. Learn about available teaching opportunities.

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Congratulations Dr. McGaghie!

Professor William McGaghie is the 2019 winner of the John P. Hubbard national award recognizing his significant and sustained contribution to the pursuit of excellence in the field of evaluation in medicine. We are grateful for Bill’s mentorship and guidance throughout the years! Watch the award presentation.

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Goldstein Joins AAMC Committee

Josh Goldstein, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, has been appointed to the Group on Resident Affairs Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This committee promotes exemplary leadership for high-quality graduate medical education and is the authoritative source on graduate medical education principles and practices in the medical education continuum within the AAMC and nationally.

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Curriculum Highlights

Feinberg School of Medicine alum and incoming Internal Medicine chief resident Quentin Youmans, '15 MD, delivers a clinicopathologic conference on a complex patient with encephalitis. Part of the curriculum for Feinberg students includes a teaching selective. Learn more about how we’re preparing students to practice medicine and what defines our curriculum.

Lifelong Learning

Feinberg offers training for any point in a healthcare professional's career.

Northwestern Simulation

Take a photo tour of Northwestern Simulation, our state-of-the-art training facility for healthcare professionals at every level. Learn more about how simulation training improves the cognitive, technical and professional skills of healthcare providers.

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Continuing Medical Education

We offer special programming for our faculty: lectures, conferences and educational programs designed to keep their knowledge, skills and professional performance up-to-date. Feinberg CME has a Accreditation with Commendation from the ACCME.

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Residents and Fellows

Feinberg is a member institution of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's consortium. We contribute to McGaw's exceptional training experiences in a thriving academic environment and facilitate trainee research. Learn more about over 200 programs of specialization available through McGaw.

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Faculty Development

Faculty educators are essential to the success of our programs. Find out more about how we work to support our leaders through the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators. From online learning modules to frequent in-person lectures and workshops, we offer a wide variety of opportunities to help them build and share their skills.