Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s residency program is consistently one of the most sought after in the country. Through the affiliation with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, residents work in one of the major pediatric teaching hospitals in the United States. In 2018, the program received 1,413 applicants — more than 50 percent of all U.S. applications to pediatric residency programs nationwide. In 2018, 58 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 (98 in 2018) 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.
Learn more about the program and expectations for each year.
Find a sample year-by-year overview of the residency.
- Continuity Clinic
Learn about 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 support clinician-investigators.
- Global Health
Find information on our partnership with Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania.
- Research Projects
Explore past residents' projects culminating their learning experiences.