Clinical & Research Mentorship
All first-year (PGY-2) neurology residents are paired with a faculty neurologist who serves as their clinical mentor. The clinical mentorship program enables residents to establish regular and long-term contact with a faculty adviser who is available to review clinical skills, provide opportunities to see patients in the office or simply offer encouragement and support during the early months of residency. The mentorship program is paired with a formal business of medicine curriculum, providing opportunities for mentor-mentee pairs to discuss practical aspects of careers in medicine post-residency.
The research mentorship program is a more formal arrangement between the residency program and the department that begins during the second year of neurology training. PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents planning to conduct a research project work closely with faculty research mentors who supervise and guide the residents through the research project. The goal of the program is to provide residents with training and experience in clinical research. All residents complete either a research project or a QI project by the end of residency and present their findings to the department during Ground Rounds in May to June during the final year of training. Residents are further encouraged to submit their final projects for presentation at national meetings and publication.
Zambia Global Neurology Rotation
The Neurology resident Zambia elective at Northwestern University has been established by Igor Koralnik, MD, Professor of Neurology and Section head of Neuro-Infectious Diseases and Global Neurology. Each year, up to two Neurology residents receive a stipend to travel to Lusaka, Zambia for a one-month elective. During this elective, they are fully integrated into the Zambian health system, see inpatient neurology consults, work in outpatient clinics, help in teaching Zambian Neurology residents and medical students, and participate in research under the direct supervision of Drs. Omar Siddiqi (Harvard) and Deanna Saylor (Johns Hopkins) at The University Teaching Hospital (UTH).Learn more
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Kellogg Fast-Track Master of Business Administration
This one-of-a-kind partnership is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in healthcare systems and organizations. Students in this fast-tracked, part-time MBA program will supplement their medical residency with the business background needed to propel their leadership journey in medicine.
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McGaw Clinical Scholar Programs
In an effort to offer residents and fellows a broad educational experience, McGaw has worked to develop clinical scholar programs for those housestaff with specialized interests and anticipated career paths.
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Global Health Clinical Scholars summary
Residents as Teachers and Leaders (RATL)
McGaw is increasing efforts to provide experiences designed to develop skills in education. As the initial phase of this process, we have developed the five modules below to provide a baseline for more in-depth experiences.
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