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McGaw strives to create a medical campus environment of belonging and inclusion for all.

The McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University is committed to building a diverse faculty, workforce, trainee and student community. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that integrates a broad range of perspectives.

Each of McGaw’s training programs strongly encourage applications from minority candidates who are underrepresented based on program. We define the following groups as underrepresented for all programs: Black (African/African American), Latino/Hispanic (Mexican American, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Central American, South American), Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and LGBTQ.  Women are defined as underrepresented for Orthopaedic Surgery, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Urology and Plastic Surgery. Men are defined as underrepresented for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dermatology and Family Medicine.

“As a leading US academic medical center, Northwestern must be outstanding in all dimensions of contemporary medical science, health care and health policy. We understand that a major defining characteristic of leading academic medical centers is a strong and palpable presence of diversity. Over the last several years, our campus has evolved as one that is more inclusive. This work in progress continues with the ultimate goal of building a campus community where all feel valued and welcomed. We have much in play already with more to come.”

--Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, vice dean for Diversity and Inclusion and chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine

Message from the Director

A culturally competent training environment promotes excellence, improves health outcomes and patient care quality, and will eventually eliminate health disparities."

Linda Suleiman, MD

Read a MESSAGE FROM THE director of Diversity & Inclusion

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