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Our Program

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. 

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