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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Institute for Global Health
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McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars

The McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars Program is a two-year program that offers residents and fellows training in clinical care delivery in resource-limited settings worldwide.

Eligible trainees must complete the following curricular components:

  1. Attendance at core lectures
  2. Specialty specific lectures
  3. Participation in a peer-led journal club
  4. Web-based training modules
  5. Simulation training
  6. Global health field experience
  7. Production and presentation of a scholarly project

Trainees and mentors are to follow the requirements outlined in the mentor-mentee contract.

These curricular components were created to meet the following global health competencies:

  1. Describe the global burden of disease and demonstrate understanding of epidemiologic tools and trends
  2. Understand the health implications of travel, migration and trade
  3. Recognize the major determinants of health
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the relationship between health and human rights
  5. Demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct and quality in global healthcare
  6. Explain the role of community-engagement strategies in capacity strengthening
  7. Demonstrate cultural humility and cross-culturally effective support to patients
  8. Develop strategies for ethical practice in unfamiliar and resource-constrained settings
  9. Develop global health-focused scholarly work

The program components and competencies are based on recommendations by global health educators that fulfill ACGME competencies.

Program Objectives

  • Provide an education in core concepts in global health for trainees and fellows across specialties
  • Provide high-quality global health training experiences
  • Mentored scholarly projects

Clinical Electives Funding and Approval Process

The Global Health Initiative Fund supports global health education for Feinberg residents, including those in the McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars Program, who display an interest in global health and working with underserved populations in resource-limited settings. Visit the Global Health Initiative Funding for McGaw Residents page for more information, including eligibility, approval requirements information and application information.

Contact Us

Applications are open each summer with accepted trainees beginning in the fall. Contact Sara Caudillo if you are interesting in applying.

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