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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
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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 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. 

  • Program Mission & Aims
    View our residency program mission statement and specific aims.
  • Overview
    Learn more about the program and expectations for each year.
  • Schedules
    Find a sample year-by-year overview of the residency.
  • Continuity Clinic
    Learn about this rewarding component of the residency program.
  • Conferences
    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.
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