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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators

Director's Message

Welcome to the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) website.

The Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) serves to recognize outstanding educators at the Feinberg School of Medicine and to develop faculty members to become more effective educators in all venues, be it simulation-based, workshops, lectures or in the clinical workplace.

Feinberg educators with a consistent presence in education roles and excellence in education effectiveness are eligible for application to FAME. Faculty are eligible for application into FAME and through the same process trainees and students are eligible for application into Almost-FAME-ous. Acceptance provides renowned recognition as well as networking and collaboration opportunities with other educators.

We aim to ensure that Feinberg faculty have the knowledge and tools they need to prepare their learners to provide high-quality patient care during their clinical training and throughout their careers. Whether helping faculty apply robust curriculum design principles, assess learning outcomes, or provide meaningful feedback, Feinberg faculty will find FAME resources and expertise to support them on their journey. As FAME members, educators will become part of a growing and diverse community of educators with expertise in broad domains of healthcare and across educational strategies.

For any interested faculty member, we offer a monthly grand rounds style session devoted to contemporary educational tools and principles in the Today’s Innovation in Medical Education (TIME) series as well as a series of recurring workshops on a variety of topics related to workplace learning, learning theories, feedback and assessment. For dedicated clinical educators seek to advance their skills, we offer a longitudinal faculty development opportunity with the FAME Medical Education Certificate Program. In addition, we offer grand rounds, workshops and educational events that we coordinate with individual departments.

Please contact us for more information. We look forward to seeing you at many of our events!


Mary McBride, MD, MEd
Director, FAME