Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine’s residency program is consistently one of the most sought after in the country. Affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s), residents work in one of the major pediatric teaching hospitals in the United States. In 2015, the program received 1631 applicants — more than 50 percent of all U.S. applications to pediatric residency programs nationwide. In 2016, 56 percent of the graduating residents chose to pursue additional training within a pediatric fellowship and were accepted at high-ranking programs throughout the country, while the others chose careers in Primary Care or Hospital-Based Medicine.
Nearly 200 housestaff physicians are trained at Lurie Children’s annually; almost half (96 in 2016) are pediatric residents. These residents are part of a team that emphasizes quality teaching and learning, from pediatric subspecialty fellows to the more than 200 medical students who gain pediatric experience by rotating through our institutions.
- Program Overview
Learn more about the program and expectations for each year
- Program Schedules
Find a sample year-by-year overview of the residency
- Continuity Clinic
Discover this rewarding component of the residency program
Find descriptions of educational conferences that our residents regularly attend
- Certificate Programs
Discover special certifications to customize career paths
- Physician Scientist Training Program
Discover our six-year program designed to facilitate the development of accepted candidates into academic clinician-investigators
- Global Health
Find information on Lurie Children's partnership with Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania
- Senior Projects
Learn about what past residents have presented in culmination of their learning experience
See more about the program from the residents' perspective in this video.
First-year residents learn from parent-teachers as part of Project DOCC
Residents regularly provide sensitive care to patient families.
Residents have an opportunity to care for children in a Tanzanian hospital on a third-year elective.