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 2021, the program received over 1,400 applicants — more than 50 percent of all U.S. applications to pediatric residency programs nationwide. In 2021, 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 2021 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.
- Program Mission & Aims
View our residency program mission statement and specific aims.
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.