Vice Dean's Message
Welcome to the Department of Medical Education website. This department centralizes much of the educational programming, innovation and scholarship at Feinberg and its affiliated institutions and contributes to the continued advancement of medical education worldwide.
Our department encompasses many of the programs that make Feinberg unique and extraordinary, including:
- The Augusta Webster Office of Medical Education (MD program)
- Physician Assistant Program
- Medical Humanities and Bioethics
- Office of Continuing Medical Education
- Northwestern Simulation
In the classroom, in the community and in our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, we offer an innovative, patient-centered, rigorous curriculum to develop and challenge future leaders in healthcare.
Central to our mission is the support, development and recognition of Feinberg faculty members in their role as educators. Our activity in faculty recognition and development through the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) and other initiatives allows Feinberg faculty to continue to develop skills, disseminate information and inspire and train future generations.
Innovation and Scholarship
Education research, supported by various initiatives and grants, allows us to study the impact of novel education strategies on learning outcomes and downstream patient care quality. As the field of medicine is always changing, our department is committed to anticipating and responding to changing needs in medical education. Through our Instructional Design and Development division, we work with Feinberg departments and our affiliates to build creative and effective learning modules, videos and online trainings. Innovations Laboratory, our device, design and engineering lab, creates and produces novel medical devices using state-of-the-art materials and techniques.
I would like to expressly thank our many benefactors for their generosity toward students through scholarships and other funding. In 2015, our mean student debt was $163,000. Although based on AAMC data this compares favorably to the mean for students at all private U.S. schools ($193,000), we hope to continue to lower this debt burden for our students in the years to come.
Please contact us with any comments or questions.