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Learn about the McGaw Medical Center's Consortium.

As an association of affiliated urban, suburban, specialized, and general hospitals and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University offers an unparalleled graduate medical education experience in more than 100 specialty and subspecialty training programs.

The member hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, with a total capacity of more than 2,200 beds, are recognized for excellence in providing high-quality patient care.

Member Institutions

Member Responsibilities

Each institutional member of McGaw is an independent entity and maintains sole management of and control over its own funds, properties, operations and affairs. At the same time, each member has dedicated itself to the purposes of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and affirms its obligations thereof. These obligations include:

  • Provision of a supportive educational environment based upon state-of-the art educational principles, emphasizing the highest ethical and professional standards from all employees and faculty and providing appropriate opportunity for scholarly endeavor.
  • Routine assessment of program quality, and provision for ongoing quality improvement.
  • The commitment of sufficient personnel and financial resources to support these endeavors.

Housestaff and Alumni Perspectives

Phoebe M. Arbogast, MD, ’19 GME
Psychiatry Residency Program
What I have appreciated most about training at Northwestern is the emphasis on collaborative, multidisciplinary patient care, the diversity of learning experiences available across programs, the caliber and accessibility of the teaching faculty and, not to be overlooked, the abundance of hot dogs in close proximity. Get all the toppings; you won’t regret it.
Kristine S. Corkum, MD, ’20 GME
General Surgery Residency Program
McGaw has provided me with outstanding clinical training, amazing research opportunities, and has fostered my professional development. Even though Northwestern is a large academic medical center in Chicago, I have always felt a strong sense of community alongside the faculty, staff and my fellow trainees.
Courtney L. Furlough, MD, ’22 GME
Vascular Surgery Residency Program
I chose Northwestern after having the opportunity to rotate here as a fourth-year medical student. I felt that their strong tradition of surgical excellence, high quality facilities, commitment to research, and high expectations from their trainees would arm me moving forward with the best surgical training available. Also, I was welcomed by the faculty and housestaff to their family and have really come to enjoy living in Chicago as well!
Wade T. Iams, MD, ’18 GME
Medical Oncology Fellowship Program
I have enjoyed the balanced clinical perspectives of training at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. Our experiences range from being involved in cutting edge research and clinical trials to advocating for underserved patients. This environment creates well-rounded physicians who can see the full spectrum of both individual patient and health care system needs.
Rachel Issaka, MD, ’14 GME
Internal Medicine Residency Program/Chief Medical Resident
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.
Richard Matulewicz, MD, MS, '18 GME
Urology Residency Program
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.
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