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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medical Education

Improving outcomes through innovative training

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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.

Happening at DME

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 and staff were recognized for their efforts creating new virtual electives during the transition to remote learning in the spring. Feinberg students were also 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.

Celebrating Feinberg’s 2020 Residency Match

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

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 that they believe have demonstrated exemplary professionalism and should be recognized. During the 2019-20 academic year, 166 faculty members received at least one nomination and 8 received four or more. See the full list of teaching opportunities to learn more about how to get involved.

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!

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Faculty Recognition

Congratulations to Josh Goldstein, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, who has been appointed to the Group on Resident Affairs Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The 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.

Care Across Communities

Feinberg’s Education-Centered Medical Home (ECMH) program is featured in a Northwestern Medicine Magazine article.

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.

An Inclusive Space

Feinberg students and faculty open up about LGBTQ acceptance. Julie Barton, ’88 MD, ’92 GME, clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology shares her experiences as a medical student, resident and physician at Northwestern. “I came here in the 80s as a student. I think back then it was very, very different. We felt as if we had to be very careful sometimes—that it might affect our careers. But over time that’s really changed.

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.

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