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Visiting Clerkship Stipends for Underrepresented Students in Medicine

McGaw works closely with Feinberg’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion to diversify residency training by providing stipends to defray expenses for visiting clerkship participants who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine.

Hear more from current residents below.

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

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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