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Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum


Mission Statement

Established May 24, 2011

Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum (NMURFF) is an inter-departmental group available to all trainees at Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education. The NMURFF leadership consists of residents and/or fellows of any race or background who carry out programming in four areas: mentoring, networking and career development, outreach, and strategy and collaboration. NMURFF welcomes members of all backgrounds who support our mission of equity and inclusion, including those considered underrepresented in medicine as defined by the AAMC, LGBTQ+, those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generation college students, military veterans, and anyone committed to addressing health inequities and social determinants of health.

We Will

  • Work strategically and collaboratively to advance diversity for the Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education through outreach and other avenues.
  • Provide career development and networking opportunities aimed at addressing underrepresentation across specialties locally and nationally.
  • Support each other and current medical students through mentoring and partnership. Work to foster an environment where all trainees can thrive.


NMURFF meets quarterly. The first 15–30 minutes is business followed by a presentation, activity, or speaker.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events.


To join NMURFF please email the leadership for additional information.

2023–2024 NMURFF Leadership

  • Maryam Ige, MD (Ophthalmology) - Co-President
  • Asantewaa Ture, MD (Internal Medicine) - Co-President
  • Bukky Tabiti, MDi (Internal Medicine) - Vice President 
  • Alaa Mohamedali, MD (Ophthalmology) - Secretary
  • John Walton, MD (Family Medicine-NLFH) - Mentoring Co-Chair
  • Alexander Worix, MD (Internal Medicine) - Mentoring Co-Chair
  • Joseph Morrow, MD (Anesthesiology) - Mentoring Co-Chair
  • Madonna Enwe, MD (Pediatrics) - Community Outreach & Developement Co-Chair 
  • Janet Nwaukoni (Family Medicine) - Community Outreach & Developement Co-Chair 

    To contact NMURFF, please send e-mail to


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