McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

McGaw offers diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago.

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Housestaff 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.
Jennifer J. Parker, MD, PhD, ’18 GME
Radiation Oncology Residency Program
I chose to train at Northwestern because of its well-known reputation for cancer care and research, commitment to diversity, and all those with whom I would have an opportunity to work. Northwestern has been extremely supportive of my leadership as president of Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum (NMURFF) which has allowed me to pursue my passion of promoting, increasing, and retaining diversity in medicine. I have gained mentors that will continue to be an integral part of my career.
Sarah N. Sanders, MD, ’19 GME
Emergency Medicine Program
From the opportunity to live in Chicago to receiving world-class training and mentorship, McGaw was an easy choice. From day one, you join an environment focused on education, wellness, and giving you the tools to succeed. Residency is an incredible time where you grow both clinically and professionally -- I’m thankful to McGaw for the opportunity to take advantage of it all.

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Training in Chicago

Our main hospital campus is in the heart of Chicago, a beautiful, multicultural city with much to offer, experience, and enjoy.
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Consortium

Our member institutions and affiliates work with program directors to develop exceptional and varied clinical experiences for trainees.
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Diversity & Inclusion

As a medical school in one of the most culturally diverse cities, Feinberg aspires to lead in academic medical diversity initiatives and practice.
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Commitment to Wellness

McGaw Medical Center understands that graduate medical education is rewarding, but also emotionally, physically, and mentally taxing. Physicians face high rates of depression and burnout throughout their careers.  Stigma related to care for mental health and wellbeing has no place at McGaw.  All McGaw housestaff have confidential and free access 24 hours/day to a licensed psychiatrist to address any wellness concern.  Current housestaff may contact Ashley Bassett, MD, at 312-834-3814.

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Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training 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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