Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Program Overview

Our program philosophy is centered around a sense of balance. This balance is pursued not only between primary and tertiary care, but between multiple attitudes and emphases. Primary care is a critical component of our experience, with approximately half of our graduates entering primary care fields upon completion of residency training. We also take pride in the strong subspecialty experiences we offer. Our graduates who choose to proceed with fellowship training regularly go on to the top programs in the nation.

Equally important is our program's balance between service and education. We believe that residents gain important perspective by learning from the communities in which they work. We encourage our residents’ involvement in the lives of children and society through our Community Medicine and Advocacy rotation, support for advocacy projects and research, and international health opportunities.

Through our supportive program directors and Residency Committee (a group of residents and faculty charged with program oversight), we facilitate a culture of open communication. There is a prevailing notion of "co-ownership" within our program. The residents are involved in our program's system of evaluation and change to ensure continual personal and programmatic improvement. Any changes in the residency program must be developed by the committee and predicated on educational value, not staffing needs. We believe that this approach furthers resident investment in the experience and a stronger program overall.

Learn more about the goals for our program, by year, below.

Stipend Information

Housestaff for all Northwestern University affiliates (including Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago) are employed by and receive benefits through the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

Resident Stipends

The stipends for the 2018-2019 year are listed below:

1st year of training $59,766
2nd year of training $62,124
3rd year of training $64,217

Resident Benefits

For more detailed benefits information, please refer to the Graduate Medical Education Web site.