Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Education Overview

The Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has an educational mission to sustain a challenging and innovative learning environment for medical students and practicing pediatricians. Our training programs are recognized nationally for graduating leaders in primary care pediatrics and subspecialty care, clinical, translational, or basic research and medical education.

The pediatric clerkship for third year medical students, which consists of an outpatient rotation as well as general and subspecialty inpatient rotations, is consistently rated among the top educational experiences of the clinical years at Feinberg. Our Pediatric Residency Program provides broad experience in inpatient and outpatient Pediatrics, general and specialty care, acute and chronic disease management and exposure to patients with a dichotomy of both common and highly unusual diagnoses. Our Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is designed to facilitate the development of pediatric residents with a strong commitment to a career in research into academic clinician-investigators.  ACGME-accredited fellowships are available in 14 pediatric subspecialties.  Finally, the “Pediatric Pearls” series of specialty-based CME courses are highly praised by practicing physicians throughout the Chicagoland area.

Medical Education Offerings

Some of the regularly scheduled educational opportunities offered by the Department of Medical Education include the following:

Our goal is to provide the best education and training for current and future pediatricians and providers of care to children. Please contact me should you have any comments, insights or questions about our wealth of programs.

Sincerely yours,

Jennifer Trainor, MD
Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jennifer Trainor, MD

Jennifer Trainor, MD
Associate Chair,Education
Department of Pediatrics