A monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine.
Founders' Day Welcomes Incoming Medical Students
Members of the Class of 2020 donned their white coats and were welcomed into the medical profession at the 158th Founders' Day on August 12.
EDUCATION
First-year medical students at Feinberg spent part of their first week shadowing healthcare professionals during their Introduction to the Profession Module.
    
RESEARCH
Fourth-year medical student Claudia Leung spent the past year in western Kenya doing research and developing a healthcare model for patients with chronic diseases.
Student Analyzes Epidemiology of Rare Skin Disorders

CLINICAL
Feinberg-NMH
U.S. News & World Report recognized four Northwestern Medicine hospitals in its 2016-17 ranking of America's Best Hospitals. 
Assessing Medical Student Use of Electronic Health Records
 

WELLNESS
Feinberg students took a break from classes on Friday, September 23, to play with dog Chewie Tae, as part of Feinberg's Wellness program. 


DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Northwestern hosted the inaugural State of LGBT Health Symposium, bringing together scientists, policymakers and community members to discuss how federal resources are being mobilized to improve the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and gender-nonconforming people.


Focus on the MD Curriculum

Beyond the academics of the medical degree program, our students are encouraged to engage and network with each other as well as faculty. During Arrival Week, students are welcomed into the Feinberg community through two groups, colleges and societies.

Each medical school class is divided into four colleges, providing each student with a familiar social and academic community that lasts throughout medical school. Each college has a dedicated college mentor, an experienced clinician who teaches and advises the college throughout the four years of the MD curriculum.

Feinberg's four medical student societies link the colleges across medical school classes.
Each society includes one college from each medical school class year, therefore creating a learning community that connects students into a broad network of faculty and other students with varying interests and levels of experience.

Outside of the colleges and societies, our students also participate in a number of student groups based on social and academic interests, career goals and more. 
Why Did I Choose Feinberg?
 
Anthony Gacita is an MD/PhD student.  
A third-year medical student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, Anthony Gacita completed the first two years of medical school and this year started his PhD studying the genetic basis of cardiomyopathy. Gacita helped organize the release of the medical school's first Outlist, a voluntary public roster of faculty, staff and students who identify as LGBT, and AllyList, a public and voluntary listing of members of the Feinberg community who support and promote the wellbeing of LGBT community members. 

Why did you choose Feinberg?
When I came to visit, I loved the location of Feinberg and where it was within the city. While visiting, I thought the students I met and the people in the MSTP office were really great to work with and nice.
 
What aspects of the curriculum have you liked best?
The professors and module leaders are very engaged and concerned with our learning, as well as open to questions. I remember I had a question during the cardiology unit, and I emailed the professor. He responded immediately, and I was impressed he took the time to email me and give individualized feedback.
 
What are your classmates like?
Everyone has something about them that makes him or her so interesting. Every time that I talk to someone I'm blown away by what they are doing outside of class, whether it is a research project or bringing humanitarian aid to a developing country. It's amazing to see what everyone can do. 
Admissions Q&A

How is the Feinberg curriculum structured? 
The four years of study are divided into three phases, each containing aspects of four curricular elements.
 
What is the profile of Feinberg's currently enrolled students? 
Find data about the Class of 2020, including test scores and undergraduate performance, gender and ethnicity statistics, and more via our 
Entering Class Profile page .