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Diversity & Inclusion

Our goal is to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills to identify health disparities and craft solutions to eliminate these disparities."

Oluwateniola (Teni) Brown, MD
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, McGaw Medical Center

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Advocacy, Support & Education

Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum (NMURFF)

This inter-departmental forum of trainees provides mentorship, networking and career development support.

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Health Equity Week

Every year, McGaw hosts leaders in health equity from Northwestern and beyond for this weeklong conference series. Sessions are virtual and in-person.

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John E. Franklin, MD, Commitment to Diversity Award

The John E. Franklin, MD, Commitment to Diversity Award annually recognizes housestaff who demonstrate a devotion to improving underrepresented minority diversity and mentorship on campus. The award was originally named for its inaugural recipient, Marco Ellis, MD, whose commitment to diversity and inclusion underscored his excellence as a McGaw resident. The 2023 award recipients are Janet Nwaukoni, DO, and Nkechinyelum “Kiki” Ogu.

Visiting Clerkship Stipends

To help defray the cost of an away rotation, McGaw provides stipends to qualified students who bring a diverse perspective to our training programs.

Nery Porras, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, '21 GME

As a fourth-year visiting student, my month-long rotation allowed me to see just how well-polished the residents were – their leadership, clinical knowledge and skills made me want to train here. I was also able to get a glimpse of the diversity at Northwestern – not only among residents but in the patient population as well. Northwestern is committed to developing initiatives that allow residents to contribute to the recruitment of a diverse campus.”

Nery Porras, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, '21 GME

Courtney Furlough, MD, Vascular Surgery Resident, '22 GME

I can honestly say the visiting student program is the reason why I chose to attend Northwestern for residency, and receiving the diversity stipend made that rotation possible. The program afforded me the chance to experience firsthand the city of Chicago, the hospital campus and the residency program itself. The stipend also showed me the importance that Northwestern places on recruiting and supporting efforts to improve diversity by putting monetary support directly behind those efforts.”

Courtney Furlough, MD, Vascular Surgery Resident, '22 GME

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