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Northwestern University

Please send your application to:

Charité International Cooperation
z.H. Frau Lacroix
Charitéplatz 1 - Reinhardtstr. 58
10117 Berlin

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An overview of the options available at Northwestern University

Current notice (September 2021)

Please note: Due to significant discrepancies between our tertial dates and the rotation dates of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, only residencies are possible for students starting their PJ in November.

Furthermore, due to high demand from American students, PJ stays are only possible between the beginning of November and the end of May each year.


Final year (PJ) rotation

8 weeks


No course fees apply

Proof of a previous elective clerkship in an English-speaking country

Application: The following documents must be fill out online and uploaded:

  • Online application form
  • Cover letter (motivation, connection to the country)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records with your average grades (available through HIS)
  • Proof of englisch proficiency (not older than 6 months)
  • Review: A recommendation from a person who can attest to your technical capabilities. This can be for example your lecturer, attending physician, certified doctor (for example from private practice), tutors or your dissertation supervisor. Please ask him or her to fill out the recommendation online via the link. 

Due to the popularity of the rotation from american students, it is not possible to undertake a Final Year rotation between June and October. Only the following months (which are only somewhat compatible with our Tertial start dates) are possible (each 8 weeks):

  • end of October until middle / end of December
  • beginning of January until end of April

1 November

Additional option available: Doctoral dissertation

6-12 months project in basic science research in nephrology/renal vascular disease at Northwestern University (Chicago)

The laboratory of Prof. Daniel Batlle is looking for a medical student that is interested in a 6-12 months project in basic science research in nephrology/renal vascular disease at Northwestern University (Chicago). The laboratory is primarily concerned with research into the RAAS and, in particular, the Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-2 (ACE2) and its role in hypertension and diabetic nephropathy in rodent models and/or cellular systems. Results may be used to complete the requirements of the ‘Dr. med.’ doctoral degree in Medicine at Charité, under the official supervision of Prof. Michael Bader (MDC/Charité).

Stipend available, additional funding from Germany desirable.

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