Within the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we believe that the best residency training occurs when professional responsibility and autonomy increase commensurate with demonstrated competence, all within a supportive environment. Our three-year categorical program provides excellent preparation for a career in general internal medicine, hospital medicine or one of its subspecialties. Our curriculum provides a well-balanced experience for all residents and prepares them for a career in academic medicine.
We have redesigned most elements of our program to meet the needs of physicians entering medicine in the current era. Examples of our renewed curriculum include:
- Geographically localized inpatient services that provides a team-oriented approach to patient care with interdisciplinary rounds, bedside teaching and robust conferences including daily morning report, grand rounds and a diverse noon conference series.
- An outpatient clinical experience that provides continuity experiences, ambulatory blocks and exposure to outstanding primary care role models. Also a transitions clinic for uninsured patients or those without a primary care doctor but in need of urgent follow up.
- Nationally recognized simulation training program with curriculum in ACLS, ultrasound guided procedures (CVC placement, paracentesis) and communication skills (handoffs and goals of care) among other. Additional supplementary curriculum in social determinants of health, professionalism and women’s professional development promote a robust education in internal medicine.
- Academic pathways and training programs that provide in depth tailoring for academic and clinical skill development (see pathways below).
Learn more about our curriculum via the links below.
- Academic Pathways
Global Health, Women's Health, Quality and Safety, and Medical Education
- Training Programs
Physician Scientist Training Program, Preliminary Year Training, and Medical Dermatology Training Program
- Inpatient Services
Learn about our teaching platform that supports a team-oriented approach to patient care
- Conference Schedule
See a resident’s day at a glance
- Yearly Schedule
See sample resident schedules; learn more about how we organize our program by year
- Simulation Training
Find information on our simulation training for internal medicine
Read a message from our Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Aashish K. Didwania, MD.
About the Residency
Find more about our program, including admissions information; meet faculty, leadership, and current residents.
For More Information
For questions about our residency program, contact Kimberly Dow, program administrator.
201 East Huron
Chicago, IL 60611