Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's pediatric 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), ranked 6th in 2016 on the U.S. News World Report Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll, residents work in one of the major academic pediatric research and teaching hospitals in the United States centered on a research-driven medical campus. The pediatric resident training experience integrates clinical exposure with a highly diverse ethnic and socioeconomic patient population in a variety of settings. Residents are provided a training environment that promotes autonomy and develops pediatricians with expertise in caring for infants, children and adolescents. The residency program curriculum incorporates education in advocacy, population health, global health, medical education, quality and patient safety, community health and research for all residents. Residents can also choose to pursue certificate programs in these areas, if interested. In 2016, approximately two-thirds of the program's graduating residents chose to continue their training within a pediatric fellowship and were accepted at high-ranking programs throughout the country, while the other third chose careers in Primary Care or Hospital-Based Medicine.
Clinical Training Facilities
The program's home facility is Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s), a Feinberg-affiliated hospital dedicated to pediatric care. Lurie Children’s is Illinois’ only freestanding hospital exclusively for children and offers patients access to world-class care in a modern, kid-friendly environment. Residents also rotate in the newborn nursery at the neighboring Feinberg affiliate, Prentice Women's Hospital.
Learn more about the residency program via the links below.
- Our People
Meet our program director and chief residents; learn more about current residents and alumni
- Our Place
Find information about resident life and the amazing facilities in which residents learn
- Our Program
Learn more about the program and expectations for each year
- Application Process
Find details on how to apply and what to expect during the application and interview process
- Contact Us
Connect with our program leadership and administrative office
Residency Training at Lurie Children's
Learning from top-notch faculty. Serving a diverse population of children with supportive colleagues. Working in a fully resourced hospital on a world-class medical campus. Our pediatric residency program takes pride in providing a collaborative, scholarly atmosphere that values work-life balance. See more about the program from the residents' perspective in this program video.
Housestaff Research Portal
Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.