Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare


The goal of Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare is to introduce you to healthcare professions, help you map a path towards a health career, and acquire skills relevant for any career including articulating your personal story, resume and cover letter writing, job search, interviewing, professional networking, and professional communications.

Who We Are

First launched in 2016, Career 911 seeks to plant the seed of possibility and lay the ground work for underrepresented and nontraditional students — and others who are interested in a career change — to translate their life experiences and talent into marketable skills relevant to the health care workforce. Led by Dr. Melissa Simon, a professor and surgeon scientist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Career 911 videos have already been viewed by over 20,000 students worldwide.

Career 911 videos feature more than 50 different guests and lecturers, including Northwestern University faculty from the Feinberg School of Medicine; Kellogg School of Management; the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; the School of Professional Studies; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Communication. Health professionals filmed for Career 911 are from institutions around the Chicago area and across the United States.

“I’m a first-generation college student, and I grew up in the bottom 1 percent in Detroit. These struggles and trajectory toward a career in medicine directly impacted and informed my decision to create Career 911.”

— Dr. Melissa Simon

Vice Chair of Clinical Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology
Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine