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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medical Education

News and Announcements

Catch up on the latest news from the Department of Medical Education. 

  • 11.18.2020

    Susan Goldsmith, MD, ’08 GME, has been named associate dean for student affairs, effective January 1, 2021.

  • 11.12.2020

    Tyler Gillikin began his first year of medical school while also playing football for Northwestern University.

  • 11.02.2020

    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.

  • 10.19.2020

    Maxwell Edmonds, a third-year medical student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), recently defended his doctoral thesis on generating testicular organoids and looks back on his Feinberg journey so far.

  • 10.12.2020

    In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, student groups organized the medical school’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week, which explored the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in medicine and society.

  • 09.30.2020

    For Elizabeth Adams, a first-year medical student, donning her white coat felt like the culmination of one journey and the beginning of another.

  • 08.26.2020

    Caitlin Jacobs, a third-year medical student, helped establish Feinberg’s Association of Native American Medical Students last year to increase awareness of Native American health issues and foster better understanding of Native American cultures.

  • 08.24.2020

    Two Feinberg faculty members in the Department of Medical Education have been honored with awards for humanism in medicine and teaching from the Association of American Medical Colleges. (AAMC).

  • 08.05.2020

    Diane B. Wayne, MD, has indicated that she would like to step down as vice-dean for medical education; Marianne Green, MD, will succeed her. Sandra Sanguino, MD, MPH, has been named senior associate dean for Medical Education, and Joshua Goldstein, MD, has been elevated to senior associate dean for graduate medical education.

  • 07.31.2020

    Maya Jackson-Gibson, a fourth-year medical student, and Warren McGee, a fourth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, reflect on their time on Feinberg's Task Force on Inclusion and Bias.

  • 07.29.2020

    As health inequities affect vulnerable populations, healthcare organizations must shift to a health equity centered, population health approach, according to a recent position paper from the National Academy of Medicine.

  • 06.25.2020

    Building equitable relationships with community leaders and framing research questions around residents’ priorities is the core principle of community-engaged research, and IPHAM, along with ARCC, have been leaders in the field.

  • 06.24.2020

    Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing has become a leader in sexual and gender minority health research and intervention programs with the goal of advancing health equity for the LGBTQ community.

  • 06.23.2020

    Medical schools can help combat discrimination by creating safe spaces for underrepresented minority (URM) medical students, according to Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, who founded the STRIVE program which connects URM medical students at Feinberg with URM resident mentors.

  • 06.15.2020

    Hundreds of Northwestern Medicine leaders, physicians, trainees, students, administrators and healthcare workers knelt for 10 minutes outside of Prentice Women’s Hospital on Friday, June 5. The White Coats For Black Lives event was a solemn moment for the community to remember and honor George Floyd, to stand against racial injustice, and to express solidarity with those who suffer from racial discrimination.

  • 06.05.2020

    The persistence of SARS-Cov-2 may fundamentally alter the landscape of medical education and hospital training, according to a Northwestern Medicine editorial published in Science Advances.

  • 06.03.2020

    A team of Feinberg medical students are holding online COVID-19 information sessions for community members and organizations across the Chicagoland area.

  • 05.28.2020

    James Hill, '74 MD, '79 GME, has dedicated much of his career to advocating for diversity in medicine and orthopaedic surgery.

  • 05.22.2020

    According to several recent editorials published by Feinberg faculty, there are large and complex issues to grapple with, from COVID-19’s devastating impact on African-Americans to maintaining critical care standards in the face of an unprecedented pandemic.

  • 05.20.2020

    Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing was recently awarded a $13.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to advance and expand its innovative RADAR research program on HIV, relationships, and substance use among young men who have sex with men, transgender women, and nonbinary individuals assigned male at birth in Chicago.

  • 04.16.2020

    The Center for Community Health’s Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) hosted a virtual discussion for participants to share experiences, strategies and challenges about engaging and supporting community-engaged research partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 03.26.2020

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine students have organized a volunteer effort among medical students and graduate students to help support health care workers, older community members at higher risk for COVID-19 and working parents during the pandemic.

  • 03.20.2020

    Northwestern’s Alpha Omega Alpha honor society chapter inducted 35 new members last week, including Feinberg students, residents, fellows, faculty and alumni.

  • 03.09.2020

    A Northwestern Medicine study shows how simulation-based mastery learning helps train physicians to have difficult conversations with patients in a clear and compassionate way.

  • 02.17.2020

    After a stint at the Department of Health and Human Services, Ariel Thames, a third-year MSTP student, is working to do the most good by using her policy knowledge and scientific acumen to channel research discoveries into effective treatments.

  • 02.11.2020

    Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, was a respected colleague, educator and advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity in healthcare and medical education.

  • 02.10.2020

    The medical school’s 18-month-long self-study process, part of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education’s accreditation process, kicked off last week.

  • 01.29.2020

    Archit Bharathwaj Baskaran, a second-year student, envisions using healthcare to change society for the better, through leadership and service with student and non-profit groups during his time at Feinberg.

  • 01.06.2020

    Feinberg has had an exceptional year in 2019, from scientific advances to the development of breakthrough therapies and treatment strategies, as well as continued excellence in educating the next generation of medical leaders.

  • 12.10.2019

    Medical students performed a variety of comedy skits and musical numbers that parodied the medical school experience at the 41st annual performance of In Vivo, Feinberg’s sketch comedy and variety show.

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