McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University is one of the largest graduate medical education institutions in the country. We are committed to providing excellent clinical training experiences to residents and fellows in a variety of urban and suburban settings, with exposure to diverse patient populations.
With more than 180 accredited and non ACGME programs, McGaw trains residents and fellows in a broad range of specialties and subspecialties.
Graduate medical education changes rapidly in response to a variety of forces, including healthcare demands from the public, new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and changes in certification requirements.
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University works with our top-ranked clinical affiliates and program administration to meet the demands of this changing environment. We use the diverse training opportunities available through
our consortium to offer dynamic programs that prepare residents and fellows for a lifetime of leadership in their chosen profession. Simulation-based medical education through Northwestern Simulation provides additional opportunities for mastery of clinical skills by residents and fellows. Our state-of-the-art facility has the latest simulation equipment, ranging from partial task trainers, to virtual reality simulators, hybrid models and full-body mannequins. About life as a Northwestern trainee
Find a comprehensive listing of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education–accredited McGaw graduate medical education programs below.
Program leadership and faculty conduct and maintain resident evaluations through the New Innovations app. This application allows for easy entering of residency data from your mobile device.
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I think about my training every day: the learning, the patients, the friends made. I find it hard to imagine that there is a more caring group of docs anywhere in medical education. The patient experience is second to none; from covering the basic healthcare needs of an urban population to quaternary referrals sent in from the Middle East. The teachers and mentors seem like they have nothing but time to teach and mentor. The Internal Medicine program director is himself a graduate and extremely devoted to the program. The facilities are world class and the location in downtown Chicago is superb.
Micah Eimer, MD, ’06 GME
Internal Medicine Residency Program; Cardiovascular Disease
I chose Northwestern because of their beautiful facilities, research opportunities, and their commitment to diversity through the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum. My radiology training was excellent and has allowed me to succeed in a very competitive market. Chicago is a great city with plenty of entertainment to enjoy on your days off. My experience at Northwestern was phenomenal!
Joseph Graves, MD, ’16 GME
Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
The program provided me with outstanding clinical training and world-class mentorship to pursue my dream of a career in global cardiovascular epidemiology, prevention, and implementation science research. My program’s leaders worked tirelessly and seamlessly to support my unique training goals. Chicago has been a terrific home for my wife, Katie, and me and now our two children, Virginia and Daniel.
Mark Huffman, MD, MPH, ’11 GME
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Resident and Fellow engagement is highly valued at McGaw and opportunities for involvement across the medical center are abundant. McGaw is a great fit for those seeking clinical training and leadership opportunities at an urban, academic medical center. Additionally, Chicago offers the amenities of a major metropolis while remaining more affordable than many comparable cities, resulting in a higher standard of living.
Adnan Hussain, MD, '17 GME
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
I knew Northwestern was where I wanted to train as soon as I interviewed. Compassion and decency were emphasized in the same breath as medical education. We were also encouraged to discover our own unique paths to success. As a result, I received the best medical training alongside some of the nicest, smartest, and hardworking people in medicine.
Rachel Issaka, MD, ’14 GME
Internal Medicine Residency Program/Chief Medical Resident
The training programs at McGaw offer everything one could potentially want during residency: expert world renowned mentorship, a tight knit collegial environment, amazing clinical and scientific resources, and a diverse patient population in one of America’s best cities. You will leave McGaw/Northwestern an excellent doctor ready to contribute to both science and society.
Richard Matulewicz, MD, MS, '18 GME
Urology Residency Program
Chicago has a plethora of experiences that you can participate in. There is always an opportunity to try something new. There is no other city better than Chicago in the summer. The music, food and dance festivals are unmatched. I chose to train at Northwestern because of the well-known reputation for cancer care, the commitment to diversity, the people, and the location.
Jennifer J. Parker, MD, PhD, '18 GME
Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Northwestern has provided me with the perfect environment in which to learn and grow. Benefitting from their reputation as regional and national leaders in medicine, I have been exposed to the entire spectrum of healthcare. As a busy surgery resident, I also have been able to devote time to my wife and children and feel 100 percent supported by my program.
Ben Schwab, MD
General Surgery Residency Program, PGY5
Northwestern provided me with a world-class education that was clinically challenging, focused on providing excellent patient care of patients from diverse backgrounds, utilized cutting-edge technology, and trailblazing scientific research. All of this in downtown Chicago, with colleagues I consider friends. Go NU!
Jane Wilcox, MD, '14 MSCI, ’15 GME
Internal Medicine Residency Program/Chief Medical Resident; Cardiovascular Disease; Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship Program