Overview

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was founded in 1859, focuses heavily on research, and is highly ranked in the areas of commitment to patient care and community service. Feinberg also partners with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. The school receives a large amount of grants from the NIH, and their physiology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, preventative medicine, and dermatology departments are among the best in the country. The school also houses 26 core facilities, including a Bioinformatics Consulting Core, Genomics Core and Human Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core.

The school has just under 650 students and 4,000 faculty members of whom about half are full tgime. Along with traditional MD degrees, the school offers four-year dual degrees, including a MD/MPH, a Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. There are also two MD/PhD programs with Northwestern’s Graduate School (Medical Scientist Training Program) and the University’s Institute for Neuroscience. There are also programs for a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Physician Assistant Studies, and Master of Science degrees in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Clinical Investigation, Genetic Counseling and Regulatory Compliance.

The curriculum is structured into three sections and four main elements: science in medicine, clinical medicine, health and society, and professional development. The goals include: fully integrating scientific principles in a clinical context, stimulating inquiry and investigation, having an assessment system that evaluates student achievement, reinforcing a culture of teamwork, and being flexible enough to meet the needs of each student. Students at Northwestern work out of the teaching hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital which was finished in 1999. This hospital is often ranked as one of the top medical centers in the country.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a different grading system than many other medical schools. In fact, there are no letter grades. First and second-years are graded pass/fail, and third and fourth-years can get grades of honors, high pass, pass, or fail. Once the students are ready to start their specialties, many choose to go into emergency medicine, pediatrics, family practice, or diagnostic radiology.

The school sets itself apart by designating three afternoons a week for students to take part in optional activities. There are more than 50 student organizations on campus, including the Musicians in Music club and a juggling club called the Jugulars. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is differentiated due to its challenging, yet gratifying curriculum and the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities.

Admissions

Application Volume

MCAT and GPA

In-State v Out-of-State Applicants

In-State v Out-of-State Matriculants

Applicant to Matriculant Ratios

Additional Information

Applications:
Total: 7,089
In State: 12.9%
Out of State: 87.1%
Acceptance Rate: 2.14%

Matriculants:
Total: 160
In State: 23.1%
Out of State: 76.9%

Median MCAT: 519

Median GPA (4.0 scale): 3.89
Median Science GPA (4.0 scale): 3.88

* Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.

Score Card

NIH Grants

Average Graduate Indebtedness

Additional Information

2017 NIH Awards: $259,084,419

Average MD Graduate Debt: $181,463

Student Body

Matriculants

Faculty Analysis

Additional Information

Matriculants: 161

Faculty
Basic: 289
Clinical: 1,632
Total: 1,968

Northwestern Feinberg accepts international applicants Accepts international students

Northwestern Feinberg medical school student gender ratio

Financial Aid

Additional Information

2018-2019 Tuition: $59,986

2018-2019 Estimated cost of attendance: $89,870

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This page was last updated in November 2018.