Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Contacts

Website: http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/index.html
Phone: 312-503-8206
Admissions e-mail: med-admissions@northwestern.edu
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
    • Applicants with a PhD in biomedical/preclinical sciences may be eligible for a 3-year program.
  • Number of applicants for class of 2020: 7,608
  • Class size: 163
  • Joint programs include:
  1. MD/MA
  2. MD/MPH
  3. MD/PhD
  4. MD/MS

For more information on joint programs, click here
For information on the entering class profile, click here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum of 90 hours of college credit (3 years) but a bachelor's degree is expected
  • Two semesters of the following coursework are required (lecture and lab):
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
  • Two semesters of the following coursework are recommended: English, Humanities, Psychology, Statistics.

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  • Highly recommended courses are:
    • English Composition
    • Statistics
    • Biochemistry
  • Also additional coursework in genetics, statistics, public health, and the social sciences (ie. psychology) is encouraged.

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GPA

  • Average GPA for Class of 2020: 3.87 overall and 3.86 in the sciences

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MCAT

  • MCAT written between January 2014 through September 2016 will only be considered.
  • Average MCAT scores for class of 2020: 36 (for old)/ 518 (for new)

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Supporting Documents

  • American Medical College Applications Service (AMCAS) application form
  • Feinberg Supplemental Application + non-refundable fee of $95
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation - follow the link below for specific requirement of LOR
  • MCAT
  • Transcript
  • Technical standards will be asked to be filled out
    • For more information, click here and

Interview

  • Date: September through February
  • The average interview lasts 30 minutes (will meet individually with two members of the faculty)

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Timeline 2016-2017

  • June, 2016: Submit AMCAS Application
  • August, 2016: Submit Supplemental Application
  • September, 2016: Latest MCAT Score Accepted
  • October, 2016: Interview season begins
  • October, 15, 2016: AMCAS Application Deadline
  • November, 15, 2016: Supplemental Application Deadline and LOR deadline
  • January, 2017: 6-8 weeks after the interview, applicants receive an update on their status
  • February, 2017: Last interviews are held
  • March, 2017: Final decisions submitted by early March
  • April, 2017: Final decision to be made by the acceptant

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Tuition 2016-2017

  • Tuition: ~$55,000
  • Annual cost of admission: ~$85,000

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For information on financial aid, click here

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