A monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine.
Every Sunday, volunteer medical students and attending physicians provide primary care services at the Devon Clinic, a free health clinic that serves a predominantly uninsured, South Asian population.
At a "White Coats for Coverage" rally,  medical students laid down their white coats in a symbolic gesture, forming a white carpet in support of the Affordable Care Act.
A Northwestern Medicine study, led by a PhD student, found that overexpressing a protein called CREB improved memory impairments in aged rats.
Insights Into Enzyme Targets Could Lead to New Cancer Therapies

When Major League Baseball players travel in a way that misaligns their internal 24-hour clock with the natural environment and its cycle of sunlight, they suffer negative consequences, according to a recent study.
At the Top for Heart Failure Survival, Heart Attack and Stroke Care
First-year medical student Bilal Naved explains that taking time to play guitar helps him balance and improve all aspects of his life. 

Mae Jemison, MD, a physician and the first woman of color to travel into space, delivered the keynote address during this year's commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A new resident-led program at Northwestern fosters community among underrepresented minority students in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.
Focus on the MD Curriculum

Students at Feinberg have a wealth of opportunities for community outreach and advocacy activities. Volunteering at one of the  community clinics offers experience in providing care for the underserved and working with people who have diverse needs.
Student engagement starts as students arrive on campus through Destination Chicago, a voluntary pre-orientation program that gives students first-hand exposure to different neighborhoods, populations and social determinants of health in the Chicago area. Students have many opportunities, from serving meals and providing counseling to the homeless, to tutoring underprivileged children or participating in one of the many community clinics and health programs such as the Chicago Youth Programs, Community Health Clinic, New Life Volunteering Society and Keep Your Heart Healthy.
"Our students see neighborhoods through the eyes of the people who live in them," said Sandra Sanguino, '93 MD, MPH, '96 '99 GME, associate dean for Student Affairs. "So, if you are concerned about women's health care, reducing lead poisoning in the community and improving the environment there are ways to become involved. If your passion is eldercare, reducing hunger, delivering care to the homeless and prison populations, there is something at Feinberg for you. If we are really going to make a difference in the health of our patients and communities we must make the time to get involved. After all, if we don't, who will?" 
Why Did I Choose Feinberg?
Third-year medical student Tasmeen Hussain
Tasmeen Hussain, a third-year medical student and an MPH student, combines her love of mathematics, bioinformatics and public health in her research. With a fellow classmate, she is working to create a grocery delivery service app for underserved areas that integrates nutrition data.
"If you have an interest, the physicians, faculty and deans here will really work with you to put something together that doesn't just interest you, but will also shape your career," Hussain said.
Why Did You Choose Feinberg?
I was attracted to Feinberg because of the MD and Master's in Public Health Combined Degree program and the opportunities available in an urban environment. I wanted to learn more about bettering the urban environment. I think the best way to do that is to work, learn and exist where it's happening.
What Do You Like Best About the Curriculum?
It's hard for me to imagine a more clinically relevant curriculum. I think the Education-Centered Medical Home and Individual Preceptorship  programs cater to each student so specifically and emphasize right away that your patient is your first priority.
Admissions Q&A

What is the timeline for the Office of Admissions to send out acceptances to prospective candidates who have interviewed?
Feinberg operates on a modified rolling admissions process. This means that candidates may be notified of an acceptance either 6 to 8 weeks after interviewing or when interviews are complete (early March).
Do you offer deferred matriculation into an entering class?
Yes, accepted applicants can apply for deferral and the admissions committee evaluates requests based on whether the proposed time away will enhance the student's medical development. Deferrals are usually one year in length. The student should contact the Office of Admissions to obtain details on deferral requirements and the approval process .