McGaw Clinical Scholars Programs
In an effort to offer residents and fellows a broad educational experience, McGaw has worked to develop clinical scholar programs for those housestaff with specialized interests and anticipated career paths.
Our program offers Northwestern University’s McGaw Graduate Medical trainees (residents and fellows) a two-year scholars program that provides advanced training in the theory of bioethics and its application to clinical medicine.
For more information, including eligibility, approval requirements information and application information visit the McGaw Bioethics Clinical Scholars Program Page.
The Global Health Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for residents and fellows to learn more about global health issues, receive extensive predeparture training, participate in an international elective, and complete a scholarly project.
For more information, including eligibility, approval requirements information and application information visit the McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars page.
The McGaw Health Equity and Advocacy Clinical Scholars Program is a two-year program that is open to call McGaw trainees (residents and fellows, PGY-2 and above) and provides them with the knowledge and skills to identify and address health inequities among their patients and communities.
- To improve trainees' knowledge of social determinants of health and health equity
- To develop skills to communicate and engage with patients, community and political leaders, health system leaders and with the public, on issues of health equity and advocacy
- To develop leaders in health equity in the clinical, research and advocacy domains
- To inspire trainees to engage in life-long advocacy for their patients and communities regardless of specialty or geographic location
- 10 Monthly Core Lecture series (2nd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:30pm; repeats every year)
- 10 Specialty Lectures (including IPHAM lectures)
- Monthly Journal Club
- Quarterly Health Equity and Advocacy Skill-building Workshops
- Asynchronous Learning (book chapters, webinars, podcasts)
- Required experiential session with NM Homelessness Initiative
- Additional experiential Opportunities (in Clinical, Research or Policy & Advocacy tracks)
- Culminates in a Scholarly Project
Please follow this link to apply for the McGaw Health Equity and Advocacy Clinical Scholars Program
Our program offers Northwestern University’s McGaw Graduate Medical trainees (residents and fellows) a competency-based medical education program to provide them with training in educational theory and teaching in a variety of settings.
The McGaw Medical Education Clinical Scholars Program is a two-year program. Eligible trainees must complete the following curricular components:
- Attend or watch 12 TIME Lectures
- Attend 5 Faculty Development workshops presented by FAME
- Complete Asynchronous Learning – podcast review
- Complete 5 Core Reading Books
- Have 5 Directly Observed Teaching sessions, by mentor, peer or program leadership
- Develop an educator portfolio that is reviewed by a mentor
- Produce and present a scholarly project
These curricular components were created to meet the following competency domains:
- Learning and Teaching Theory
- Teaching Practice
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Research and Scholarship
The program components are based on a needs assessment performed by the program leadership and are subject to change based on feedback from participants and mentors.
- Provide trainees who have an interest in medical education with the opportunity to receive more information in how to achieve this career path and increased opportunities to grow as an educator
- Provide experiential opportunities in a variety of medical education formats, including clinical teaching, administration, educational research, curriculum design and assessment
- Provide career mentorship to trainees interested in medical education
- Promote faculty-mentored scholarly activity in medical education for trainees
Please follow this link to apply for the McGaw Medical Education Clinical Scholars Program
Associate Program Directors
Dhawnil Thakkar, MD
Associate Director for Pediatric Residents
Lucas Bruton, MD
Associate Director for Pediatric Sub-Specialty Fellows
James M. Walter, MD
Associate Director for Internal Medicine Residents
Matthew Haas, MD
Associate Director for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents
Kaitlyn Kunstman, MD
Associate Director for Psychiatry and Obstetric and Gynecology Residents
Karan Dixit, MD
Associate Director for Neurology Residents