Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Clerkship Curriculum Goals

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine MD curriculum has a competency-based education framework. This structure explicitly defines our curricular expectations and goals as well as our assessment standards. Ultimately, we expect that a student's progress in his or her undergraduate medical education is defined by achievement of competence rather than the amount of time spent in curricular activities. For this reason, we aim to provide a certain degree of flexibility for students in our curriculum.

Department of Surgery Curriculum Goals

Curriculum Compass

Feinberg Curriculum