Over the past 12 weeks, first-year medical students have studied the basic functioning of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems in the classrooms at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. They learned how to examine the heart, lungs, and kidneys, and how to diagnose various diseases, the determinants of those diseases, and how to prevent and care for them.


Through the new curriculum, they were recently given the chance to apply their new knowledge during an early clinical experience. The Synthesis and Application Module (SAM), a new component of the curriculum, offers M1s a week-long opportunity to apply their knowledge through simulation exercises in the Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning center at Feinberg. Read more: New Curriculum Gives Opportunity for Early Clinical Experience: Feinberg School of Medicine: Northwestern University.