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About the Program

The Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Delnor (ACGME Code 1201600706) is set in a community hospital with a family medicine base and accepts residents per year. Our residents will experience strong ambulatory training combined with an innovative longitudinal learning curriculum. Residents will have extensive experience in inpatient hospital-based care, sports medicine, palliative care and behavioral health. We promote and encourage a philosophy of lifelong learning, including scholarly activities and development of physician wellness, as well as leadership development and interprofessional team skills.

Professional Development

As our program is affiliated with the Feinberg School of Medicine, residents may enroll in the Clinical Scholars Program during their residency. The Clinical Scholars Program is a certificate program that confers additional expertise in a specific area of concentration.  Additionally, an evening and weekend Masters in Business Administration for McGaw residents and fellows is offered through the Kellogg School of Management.

Leadership & Community Medicine

Residents develop leadership skills and contribute to both their community as well as their specialty from the beginning of their training.  Residents participate in hospital/departmental committees and develop critical assessment skills in areas such as quality improvement, patient safety and wellness that are important for lifelong professional development. Residents are also encouraged to become advocates at the local and national level through state and national family medicine organizations.


Northwestern values scholarship, and our residency training will ensure that all residents acquire skills in evidence-based medicine and competence in the evaluation and analysis of medical literature. Residents have online access to Galter Library through Northwestern, and the department houses epidemiologic/statistics support for primary care research.

Residents will complete several quality improvement projects over the course of three years, and dedicated time has been reserved for completion of scholarly activities, health systems management/population health and small-group learning.

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