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Degree Programs

Master of Science in Health Professions Education

This new program provides educators with the tools to be leaders in the rapidly changing health professions environment.

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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.

Northwestern Simulation Program in Healthcare Communication

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This program provides evidence-based communication skills training for Northwestern medical students, residents, fellows and faculty.

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Happening at DME

Feinberg Lanches New Cener fr Bedside Medicine

Feinberg Launches New Center for Bedside Medicine

Brian Garibaldi, MD, MEHP, professor of Medicine and of Physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit (BCU), has been named the Charles Horace Mayo Professor of Medicine and the inaugural director of the new Center for Bedside Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, effective September 1.

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NUPOC Holds First White Coat Ceremony

On January 19, Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) held its first-ever White Coat Ceremony for students earning O&P master’s degrees in 2025. NUPOC presented the students with a white coat to signify the start of their academic journey to becoming a certified practitioner.

Firs-year PA Sden Awarded Nainal Healh Service Crps Schlarship

First-year PA Student Awarded National Health Service Corps Scholarship

Lisa Namatame, a first-year Physician Assistant (PA) student, is the recent recipient of a scholarship from the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program. The program, supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, awards academic scholarships to students pursuing primary healthcare training who commit to a minimum of two years of full-time service in geographic areas or healthcare facilities in the U.S. with limited access to healthcare services. Read more.

Explore a Week in the Life of the MD Curriculum

Feinberg’s approach to medical education centers on a learner-focused, competency-based curriculum designed to leverage our students' experiences and expertise, provide flexibility for their professional development and maximize their potential. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students as medical professionals in a time of significant change in healthcare delivery. Every component of our program has real-world applications and prepares our students for the field of medicine as it is practiced today and will be in the future.

Celebrating Feinberg’s 2024 Residency Match

Fourth-year students celebrated their residency matches and reflected on their Feinberg experience during Match Day.

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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

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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 2021-22 academic year, over 148 faculty members received at least one nomination and 4 received four or more. Learn about available teaching opportunities.

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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.

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Feinberg Again Ranks Among Top Medical Schools in the Nation

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has been recognized as one of the best research-oriented medical schools in the nation, rising to 13th, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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.