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Trainee Benefits & Resources

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University offers competitive benefits to our residents and fellows. To meet the needs of our housestaff, we have developed a comprehensive benefits package that includes support for your health, finances and professional development. Learn more about available benefits below.

The Benefits Guide for the McGaw Medical Center outlines available benefits, eligibility and enrollment information for the designated calendar year.

Within the guide, find details regarding:

  • Medical insurance and ancillary coverage: medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, medical/dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Perspectives Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) tax deferred savings plan
  • Disability and life insurance
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) savings program
  • Time off: sick days, vacation days, Family and Medical Leave Policy (FMLA)
  • Professional liability insurance

Learn more about medical benefits in Your Health Care Benefit Program.

Summary of Benefits & Coverage – 2024

Transparency in Coverage – Machine Readable Files



Get annual stipend information by training year.



Find emotional support and other wellness resources for residents and fellows.


Leave & Time Off

Learn more about Northwestern's policies on leaves and time off, including days of observance.

Leave & Time Off


Parking is available for all housestaff. Find campus parking information, including applications.


Professional Development Programs

Browse education programs for housestaff to enhance and personalize your training.

Professional Development

Licenses & Visas

Access applicant requirements related to medical licensing and work visas.

Licenses & Visas

Childcare & Family Resources

Find resources, information and supportive services for housestaff and their families.

Childcare & Family Resources

Loan Management & Finances

Get information on debt and money management for housestaff.

Loan Management & Finances

Diversity & Inclusion

Find resources related to diversity and representation, including race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Diversity & Inclusion Resources

McGaw Housestaff Association

The association gives housestaff the opportunity to address issues and suggest ideas with the administration.

Attend a Meeting

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

Starzl Academy

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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New Innovations

McGaw 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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