Events » McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University 7th Annual Residency Showcase

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University 7th Annual Residency Showcase

When: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion, 3rd Floor Conference Center, 251 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

Contacts: 

For questions about the Residency Showcase
please contact:  Sunny Gibson, Director, Office of Diversity
312 503 4476 or s-gibson@northwestern.edu

In partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity, the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, the GME sponsor at Northwestern, will offer its seventh annual Residency Program Showcase on Saturday, 3 May 2014.  The primary goal of this program is to diversify the applicant pools in our residency programs.  Thus, we are particularly interested in attracting students with diverse backgrounds to attend.   Our objective is diversify in a very holistic sense including, but not limited to:  gender, race, ethnicity, language skills, life experience, sexual orientation, religion, etc.  The patient population in our hospitals is extremely diverse and in order to continue to provide excellent care and training we recognize the need for a diverse cohort of trainees.

The McGaw Diversity Council is again offering a limited number of diversity stipends up to $500 for prospective residents to attend the Showcase.  These stipends are intended to defray travel expenses to and from Chicago for students McGaw has defined as underrepresented (see website for program-specific criteria).  Please help us spread the word to your medical students who will be graduating in 2015.  Applications for the stipends are to be submitted online and are due no later than 4 April 2014.  Individuals already registered for the event may still apply for a stipend if needed.

We have an exciting agenda planned this year.  There will be a resident experiences panel discussion, a program directors panel discussion, a career development keynote address, and a recruitment fair where representatives from our 24 residency training programs will be present.  This year we will also feature a fellowship directors panel.  Please forward this information to your students.  Registration is free and can be accomplished online at:   http://mcgaw.northwestern.edu/diversity/residency-showcase#public