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Why Northwestern?

Learn more below about the benefits of training with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Explore our Education section to learn about the opportunities we offer or visit the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University site for housestaff-specific information.

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Top Hospital Affiliations

Our medical school and affiliated hospitals uniformly rank highly in national surveys, based on quality of students and faculty/staff, as well as research and patient care.

Prime Location

We are located in downtown Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our home has the bustle and action of any world-class city, but also the intimacy and community of our many neighborhoods. Explore life in the Windy City.

Dedication to Diversity

Diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice are ethical imperatives, enshrined in the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association and reinforced by the Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology. Visit the Feinberg School of Medicine Diversity & Inclusion website to learn about the work we're doing on this front.

Esteemed Faculty

Faculty mentorship and building a comprehensive support system is a tenet of all our programs. All of our programs feature one-on-one guidance from renowned experts in our field. See our Faculty section to get to know our educators.

A Focus on Research

Trainees are exposed to Northwestern’s rich research community throughout their training, and we even offer a physician-scientist training track within our residency program. Explore our Research section to learn more about our most recent scientific efforts.

Emphasis on Wellness

Helping our trainees balance work and life is a top priority, and we offer resources to help them succeed. Visit the Feinberg Wellness site to see the multitude of resources offered to manage stress, maintain a healthy lifestyle and find the right life balance. 

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