Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
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Academic Pathways

For residents in all medicine training programs, several academic pathways are available for academic and clinical skill development. While all residents are exposed to topics from each of these pathways in the general curriculum, residents in their second and/or third years can electively participate in one or more of these one-to-two-year certificate programs. All of the programs are specifically designed for busy residents with evening classes, team-based projects and clear goals and objectives. Learn more about the pathways below. 

  • Women's Health Track
    Read about our dedicated two-to-three-year track that includes mentorship and clinical and research experience in women’s health and gender-based medicine.
  • The Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement (AQSI)
    Learn about quality improvement and patient safety initiatives for residents. You’ll find a description of our broad QI and safety curriculum as well as detail about the one-year AQSI certificate program.
  • Global Health Certificate Program
    Read about our available international rotations and the two-year global health certificate program.
  • Medical Education Clinical Scholars Certificate Program
    The two-year Clinical Scholars program is designed to train future educators in skills such as curriculum development, assessment and education research.
  • Health Advocacy and Equity Certificate Program
    Read about some of the broad curriculum residents are exposed to in caring for underserved and marginalized patients, as well as a the dedicated two-year certificate program.
  • Masters Certificate Programs
    Learn about opportunities for additional training in clinical and translational research. These programs are offered to senior residents and fellows on a selective basis.
 
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