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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Family & Community Medicine
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Application Process

Eight first-year resident positions are offered each academic year. We accept applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning in September of each year. When searching for our program, enter our ACGME code 1201612701. Please note that the program does not offer opportunities for observers rotations at this time. 


  • Fluent in English
  • Basic to advanced level in Spanish or willing to learn is recommended

Interview Process

Each application received from ERAS is reviewed by the program director, an attending and a resident who have been selected for this process.

Applicants are screened with special attention paid to:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE 1 or COMLEX 1 exam score
  • USMLE 2 or COMLEX 2 exam score (must complete prior to NRMP ranking)
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

The residency coordinators notify each applicant selected for interviews via Interview Broker email. Dates for interviews and location information are provided. Candidates should notify the residency coordinator of their desired interview date through Interview Broker email.

Interviews are conducted on Thursdays. In addition to the interviews themselves, the day will consist of tours of our institutions, lunch, and dinner the night prior to the interview at the home of one of our residents.

The screening process does not consider gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, economic status, veteran status or place of residence.

Residency matching is processed through the National Resident Matching Program, 2450 N. Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037-1127; 202-828-0566 or toll-free at 866-617-5838; fax 202-828-4797.

Once Selected

A sample of the McGaw housestaff Letter of Agreement is available here

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park
Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education
2750 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 312-432-4556


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