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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Family & Community Medicine
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About the Program

The Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park (ACGME Code 1201612701) has been committed to providing excellent, innovative training to future family physicians since 2010. We are located on the northwest side of the city of Chicago at Erie Family Health Center in Humboldt Park and accept eight residents per year. Our mission is to train family physicians with an emphasis on caring for the underserved, research and public policy. 

Leadership & Community Medicine

Residents learn from the patient populations at Erie Family Health Center Humboldt Park as well as Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital and Erie's extensive list of community-based programs. Our program has a unique leadership curriculum that will enable our residents to graduate with leadership and management skills that will allow them to affect public health policy, create change in community health and/or run community health centers in a successful and sustainable way in their future careers.

Maternal Child Health

Residents on the maternal child health rotations at our community hospital combine OB continuity with newborn and pediatric care under the direct supervision of our faculty members.

Teaching Health Center

The program is one of the original 11 federally funded Teaching Health Centers in the United States and the only one in Illinois. The centers are funded through Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) money from the Affordable Care Act and host trainees in hopes of producing clinically excellent and culturally competent primary care physicians who continue to work in underserved communities throughout their careers. Visit the HRSA site for more information on Teaching Health Centers. 


Our residency program emphasizes scholarly activity, teaching residents how to assess the needs of their community and investigate ways to provide higher-quality services that meet those needs. All residents graduate with published works and/or national-level presentations highlighting these efforts.

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