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Jennifer L. Trainor, MD

Dr. Trainor is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics, she oversees activities across the educational spectrum from medical student to residency and fellowship programs within the Department of Pediatrics. Over the course of her career, she has served as Pediatric Subinternship Director, Director of 4th year student programming and career advising, Associate Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program director, and Interim Pediatric Residency program director. Trained as a Pediatric Emergency Physician, she has special expertise in pediatric acute care simulation-based instruction and debriefing and is a member of the kidSTAR Medical Education training program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Trainor’s medical education areas of research interest include interprofessional communication, equity and allyship training, residency preparedness, and simulation-based assessment. She is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education, the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. Dr. Trainor earned a BA in History at Yale University, and her MD from Columbia University, the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Memorial Hospital/McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.