Delnor Residency

The Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Delnor strives to promote an educational environment of excellence that will train family physicians to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care.

About the Program

Our mission is to develop culturally competent, comprehensive Family Medicine specialists that provide collaborative, inclusive, relationship-centered care in an integrated academic health system.  We aim to empower our residents to thrive both personally and professionally, to positively impact our community, and to become leaders in the field of Family Medicine."

Natalie J. S. Choi, MD
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency at Delnor

about the program

Delnor Residency Tour

Learn more about the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Delnor. Meet the director, residents, and get a tour of the facilities and area.

Facly Trivia

Faculty Trivia

We have AMAZING faculty here at Delnor! Our clinical interests are diverse and span the entire scope of family medicine. 

  • Delnor faculty are dog people.
  • 2 of the 5 faculty were born outside the country and 1 of the 5 faculty is fluent in another language. 
  • 3 of the 5 faculty are runners and have trained/participated in marathons.
  • The faculty in our developing program have over 30 years of combined academic teaching experience. 

Favrie Eas

Favorite Eats

Brunch holds a special place in our hearts at Delnor. Dr. Hale summed it up best when he said “Hands down—Buttermilk!”  and 14 of the rest of us agree with Buttermilk as our top pick!

Tacos are a clear favorite for lunch. Inpatient team leans towards Taco Madre (which is within walking distance per Dr. Chmielewski), but if clinical education and experience hours are over, we also like to sit outside on the patio at Bien Trucha


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Sweet Tooth

The program director is not the only one in this residency with a sweet tooth. We are equally split on the best dessert in the TriCities:  Graham’s vs. All Chocolate Kitchen (ACK). They are both great, and really, located within a block of each other, you couldn’t go wrong with either one. 

Fn in he Tri Ciies

Fun in the Tri Cities

Downtown Geneva also has some fantastic boutiques to shop in, which is another favorite residency activity.  There are lot of seasonal fun things to do in the TriCities and surrounding areas, including outdoor farmer's markets, concerts, festivals, and apple picking.


Trails, Trails and Mre Trails!

Trails, Trails and More Trails!

Geneva is located along the Fox River and includes 50 parks over 700 acres, including 25 miles of bike trails along portions of the Fox River. The trails along the river are great for walking and jogging. We also have a walking path that runs right behind clinic and goes around the lake, which houses our resident swans. Dr. Jadidi says “It is a nice little dose of fresh air when I am lucky enough to fit it into my days.”

PD Inerviewing Pe Peeves

PD Interviewing Pet Peeves

So, my residents have encouraged me to post a few of my interview pet peeves from a program director’s viewpoint: 

  • Professional photos = no selfies
  • Know that your interview starts at first contact
  • Personal statements: Yes, I read them ALL, but if the instructions say one page (which I cannot verify), I do not read beyond one page
  • Answer the question asked, not the question you want to answer

Did y knw….?

Did you know….?

  • On October 25, 1960 JFK spoke in front of the Kane County Court House in Geveva. He said, “but if you hold the view which I hold, that this is a dangerous time, that this is a time of challenge and opportunity, that this is a time that requires the best of us.” 
  • Mary Todd Lincoln had a short stay at Bellevue Place in Batavia in 1875.
  • There are three Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the TriCities.


Residents work alongside their team members during 12-week sessions over the program’s three years. See a breakdown of the sessions and learn more about our curriculum as a whole.


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Salary & Benefits

Get information about our resident’s yearly stipends and a full overview of benefits for housestaff at McGaw Medical Center.


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Application Process

Find out how to apply, learn about our interview process and get in touch with our residency coordinator for more information.

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Housestaff Training at McGaw

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University offers exceptional training experiences at nationally ranked hospitals and fosters a culture of diversity, innovation and excellence.


Why Northwestern?

Learn more about the benefits of training at a world-class academic medical center in a diverse and vibrant city of Chicago. Further program details, including the Department of Medicine housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site.


Get to Know Us

Our Community

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Learning Sites

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital (Geneva)

Our primary residency site is a 159-bed, acute-care facility with a medical staff of nearly 600 physicians from 80 medical specialties providing comprehensive medical care.
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Family Medicine Practice at Delnor

Our clinic is located on the Delnor campus, adjacent to the main hospital.  The clinic was recently opened in June 2018 and its physicians have varying clinical interests, including women’s health and palliative care.
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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield)

At this hospital, residents will have exposure to specialty clinical services such as pediatrics, behavioral health, neurology and orthopedics.
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Starzl Academy

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.


Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to and inspired by a diverse and inclusive work environment. The Department of Family & Community Medicine seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated residents, faculty and staff and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success.

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