Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Diversity at Northwestern
Our training program is committed to health equity, diversity, and inclusion. We promise extraordinary training experiences in a dynamic and energetic global city that offers residents and fellows a diversity of patients, training experiences, neighborhoods, and cultural activities. The culture of diversity is fostered from the top down and bottom up. This begins with an emphasis on diverse faculty recruitment at the level of the University and the Department. We look beyond board scores to other achievements and accomplishments that make candidates from diverse backgrounds stand out at recruitment. Our current residents and program faculty also actively engage in discussions centered on diversity and inclusion. This activity has led to the formation of a joint neurology and neurosurgery health equity, diversity, and inclusion committee targeting actionable (and sustainable) additions to our department's recruitment, selection, and retention practices.
Resources and Initiatives
Diversity at McGaw
McGaw Health Equity and Advocacy Clinical Scholars Program
The McGaw Health Equity and Advocacy Clinical Scholars Program is a two-year program that is open to all McGaw trainees (residents and fellows, PGY-2 and above) and provides them with the knowledge and skills to identify and address health inequities among their patients and communities.