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.  

 Bioethics Clinical Scholar Program

Our program offers Northwestern University’s McGaw Graduate Medical trainees (residents and fellows) a two-year scholar program that provides advanced training in the theory of bioethics and its application to clinical medicine.

The McGaw Bioethics Scholar Program is a two-year program and is co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and McGaw Medical Center.  Eligible trainees must complete the following curricular components:

  • Attend 10 Core Didactics/Workshops
  • Attend 12 Specialty Didactics/Workshops
  • Complete Asynchronous Learning
  • Participate in Practical Experience and Simulation Skills Practicum
  • Develop an Education Portfolio
  • Complete a scholarly project


These curricular components have been created to promote the ACGME health competencies across all 6 subcompetencies:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice based learning and improvement
  • System based practice, professionalism
  • Interpersonal skills and communications
  • Professionalism


The program components are based on a needs assessment performed by the program leadership and are subject to change based on feedback from participants and mentors.


Program Objectives:

  • Understand the moral, philosophical, and historical basis of bioethics
  • Understand the basic principles of bioethics
  • Identify ethical features of a clinical encounter and develop critical skills necessary to evaluate ethical claims
  • Address ethical challenges and conflicts through defending a particular position on an ethical issue
  • Develop awareness of ethical issues that may occur across subspecialties.
  • Complete a scholarly product that allows the learner to increase their understanding of the ethical challenges in their own subspecialty

 Global Health Clinical Scholar Program

The Global Health Area of Focus is a unique opportunity for residents to learn more about global health issues, receive extensive pre-travel training, participate in an international elective, and complete a scholarly project.

Specific Aims

  • Offer an ACGME competency-based global health clinical scholar program to McGaw trainees that will train them in clinical care delivery in resource-limited settings worldwide
  • Provide an education in core concepts in global health for trainees across specialties
  • Provide high-quality global health training experiences
  • Mentor residents through global health-focused scholarly projects

Benefits

  • Residents who complete the clinical scholar program will receive documentation of completion and designation upon graduation
  • Participants will gain exposure to a wide variety of multidisciplinary global health topics
  • Participants will have the opportunity to work and learn alongside residents and attendings from various subspecialties

Curriculum

  • Must submit signed mentor-mentee agreement after meeting with one of the program co-directors
  • Must complete all program requirements as detailed below, including attendance at core lectures, participation in simulation sessions and global health electives, and completion of a scholarly project

Clinical Scholar Program Co-Directors

 Health Equity and Advocacy Clinical Scholar Program

The Northwestern McGaw Health Equity and Advocacy Clinical Scholar Program (HEACS)

  • Two-year certificate program launching in Fall 2018
  • Open to all Residents and Fellows
  • The program will feature didactic sessions (core and specialty lectures), journal club, asynchronous learning, skill-building workshops as well as experiential opportunities in health equity and advocacy, and will culminate in a scholarly project. 
  • Information session in Spring 2018, with applications opening shortly thereafter. 
  • Announcements about the information session and applications will be sent out via email to all GME trainees and program directors, and will be updated on this page.

Please contact the HEACS program director Dr. Mobola Campbell with any questions (mobola.campbell-yesufu@northwestern.edu).

 Medical Education Clinical Scholar Program

Our program offers Northwestern University’s McGaw Graduate Medical trainees (residents and fellows) a competency-based medical education program to provide them with training in educational theory and teaching in a variety of settings.

The McGaw Medical Education Clinical Scholar Program is a two-year program.  Eligible trainees must complete the following curricular components:

  • Attend or watch 15 TIME Lectures
  • Attend 5 Faculty Development workshops presented by FAME
  • Complete Asynchronous Learning – podcast review
  • Complete Core Reading
  • Have 5 Directly Observed Teaching sessions, by mentor, peer or program leadership
  • Develop an educator portfolio that is reviewed by a mentor
  • Produce and present a scholarly project

These curricular components were created to meet the following competency domains:

  1. Learning and Teaching Theory
  2. Teaching Practice
  3. Assessment and Evaluation
  4. Research and Scholarship

The program components are based on a needs assessment performed by the program leadership and are subject to change based on feedback from participants and mentors.

 Program Objectives

  • Provide trainees who have an interest in medical education with the opportunity to receive more information in how to achieve this career path and increased opportunities to grow as an educator
  • Provide experiential opportunities in a variety of medical education formats, including clinical teaching, administration, educational research, curriculum design and assessment
  • Provide career mentorship to trainees interested in medical education
  • Promote faculty-mentored scholarly activity in medical education for trainees

Program Director

Karen Mangold, MD, MEd
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
kmangold@luriechildrens.org