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McGaw Clinical Scholars Programs

To offer residents and fellows a broad educational experience, McGaw Medical Center has developed clinical scholar programs for those housestaff with specialized interests and anticipated career paths.

 Bioethics Clinical Scholars Program

This program offers Northwestern University’s McGaw Graduate Medical trainees (residents and fellows) a two-year scholars program that provides advanced training in the theory of bioethics and its application to clinical medicine.

For more information – including eligibility, approval requirements information and application information – visit the McGaw Bioethics Clinical Scholars page.

 Global Health Clinical Scholars Program

The Global Health Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for residents and fellows to learn more about global health issues, receive extensive predeparture training, participate in an international elective and complete a scholarly project.

For more information – including eligibility, approval requirements information and application information – visit the McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars page.

 Health Equity & Advocacy Clinical Scholars Program

Health Equity & Advocacy Clinical Scholars is a two-year program open to all McGaw trainees (residents and fellows, PGY-2 and above) that provides them with the knowledge and skills to identify and address health inequities among their patients and communities.

Apply for the McGaw Health Equity & Advocacy program.

Program Objectives

  • To improve trainees' knowledge of social determinants of health and health equity
  • To develop skills to communicate and engage with patients, community and political leaders, health system leaders and with the public on issues of health equity and advocacy
  • To develop leaders in health equity in the clinical, research and advocacy domains
  • To inspire trainees to engage in lifelong advocacy for their patients and communities regardless of specialty or geographic location

Program Components

  • 10 Monthly Core Lecture series (2nd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:30pm; repeats every year)
  • 10 Specialty Lectures (including IPHAM lectures)
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Quarterly Health Equity and Advocacy Skill-Building Workshops
  • Asynchronous Learning (book chapters, webinars, podcasts)
  • Reflections
  • Required experiential session with NM Homelessness Initiative
  • Additional experiential Opportunities (in Clinical, Research or Policy & Advocacy tracks)
  • Culminating Scholarly Project

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Program Director

LaTasha Nelson, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 Medical Education Clinical Scholars Program

Our program offers McGaw graduate medical trainees (residents and fellows) a competency-based medical education program to provide them with training in educational theory and teaching in a variety of settings. McGaw Medical Education Clinical Scholars is a two-year program. Eligible trainees must complete the following curricular components:

  • Attend or watch 12 TIME Lectures
  • Attend 5 Faculty Development workshops presented by FAME
  • Complete Asynchronous Learning – podcast review
  • Complete 5 Core Reading Books
  • Have 5 Directly Observed Teaching sessions, by mentor, peer or program leadership
  • Develop an educator portfolio that is reviewed by a mentor
  • Produce and present a scholarly project

These curricular components were created to meet the following competency domains:

  1. Learning and Teaching Theory
  2. Teaching Practice
  3. Assessment and Evaluation
  4. Research and Scholarship

The program components are based on a needs assessment performed by the program leadership and are subject to change based on feedback from participants and mentors.

 Program Objectives

  • Provide trainees who have an interest in medical education with the opportunity to receive more information in how to achieve this career path and increased opportunities to grow as an educator
  • Provide experiential opportunities in a variety of medical education formats, including clinical teaching, administration, educational research, curriculum design and assessment
  • Provide career mentorship to trainees interested in medical education
  • Promote faculty-mentored scholarly activity in medical education for trainees

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Program Director

Karen Mangold, MD, MEd
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Associate Program Directors

Dhwanil Thakkar, MD
Associate Director for Pediatric Residents

Lucas Bruton, MD
Associate Director for Pediatric Sub-Specialty Fellows

James Walter, MD
Associate Director for Internal Medicine Residents

Matthew Haas, MD
Associate Director for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents

Kaitlyn Kunstman, MD
Associate Director for Psychiatry and Obstetric and Gynecology Residents

Karan Dixit, MD
Associate Director for Neurology Residents

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