News and Announcements
Catch up on the latest news from the Department of Medical Education.
Medical student David Younessi recently authored a paper that highlighted price disparities between Medicare and VA reimbursements for several ophthalmic procedures.
Trisha Kaundinya, a first-year student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH Program, and Elizabeth Adams, a first-year medical student, are the co-founders and co-presidents of Feinberg’s Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine.
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing hosted its latest Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture Series webinar featuring TJ Billard, PhD, who spoke about the politics of transgender health misinformation and its impact on health and human rights for transgender individuals.
Members of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program Class of 2021 were honored during a virtual commencement May 29, receiving their Master of Medical Science degrees.
Fourth-year medical students were honored for their clinical and academic achievements at a virtual Graduate Recognition Ceremony on May 21.
Even in a mostly virtual format, Northwestern Medicine’s pipeline programs are helping young people from underrepresented communities get exposure to and experience in medicine and biomedical science.
McGaw Medical Center hosted the first annual Health Equity Week, a series of panel discussions highlighting the roots of healthcare disparities and how clinicians and scientists are working to find solutions.
Feinberg faculty, residents and students recently participated in the Student National Medical Association’s annual medical education conference, a cornerstone gathering for current and future medical students from minority populations traditionally underrepresented in medicine.
Diane B. Wayne, ’91 MD, and Mary McDermott, MD, ’92 GME, have been recognized by the Society of General Internal Medicine for their lifetime contributions to medical education and research.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has been recognized as one of the best research-oriented medical schools in the nation, rising three spots to rank an all-time high of 15th, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today.
Forty-four new members were inducted into Northwestern’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society during a virtual ceremony on March 17.
Linda Suleiman, MD, ’17 GME, and Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, ’18 GME, have been included in the National Minority Quality Forum's 2021 “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” list.
Three Feinberg students have received Harvard-BU-Northwestern-University of New Mexico Fogarty Global Health Fellowships, supporting work in Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.
Wadsworth Williams, a third-year medical student, has published two studies investigating the impact of gender bias in academic publishing.
Cole Graves, a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, is interested in sports rehabilitation or neurological and vestibular therapy.
Alyssa Martinez, a second-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, recently put her newly acquired medical skills to use to help save a man’s life.
Nayo Hill, PT, DPT, a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy/PhD Engineering dual-degree program (DPT/PhD), recently defended her dissertation on the use of probes to explore neural mechanisms driving movement impairments following brain injury.
Northwestern University will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of virtual Dream Week events including a keynote from organizer, educator, curator and prison industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Shayla Reid, a third-year medical student, has dedicated herself to health equity and caring for marginalized populations, both close to campus and around the world.
Feinberg alumnae, faculty and students recently came together to share their experience with high school students considering a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM).
From a record-breaking year of research funding to impressive research publications, 2020 showed the skill, talent, and resilience of the entire Feinberg community. See a selection of the year's biggest stories.
At a recent virtual event, students, residents and faculty were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and recognized as exemplars of compassionate patient care who serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine.
Susan Goldsmith, MD, ’08 GME, has been named associate dean for student affairs, effective January 1, 2021.
Tyler Gillikin began his first year of medical school while also playing football for Northwestern University.
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.
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.
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.
For Elizabeth Adams, a first-year medical student, donning her white coat felt like the culmination of one journey and the beginning of another.
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.