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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Office of Graduate Medical Education


The Office of Graduate Medical Education was established in 1969.  Under its aegis were gathered the several hospital-administered residency programs which had formerly comprised the Northwestern University Medical School residency programs.  The new program, introduced formally in 1973 as the Northwestern University Housestaff Program, was the first private, integrated, inter-hospital residency program in the country.  It provided uniform admission and administration and permitted a rich curriculum with numerous clinical options for trainees.

When first introduced in 1969, the program offered residency training in internal medicine, ophthalmology, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, otolaryngology, neurology, psychiatry, and anesthesiology.  The program is administered by the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, who reports to the Dean of the Medical School. 

The program relies extensively on the various facilities which comprise the McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Childrens Memorial Hospital, Evanston Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center, and the Chicago Maternity Center) and on the following affiliated hospitals: Columbus-Cuneo-Cabrini Medical Center, Cook County Hospital, Lutheran General Hospital, St. Francis Hospital of Evanston, and St. Joseph Hospital.

Prior to 1969, programs were administered by individual hospitals affiliated with the University's McGaw Medical Center.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Graduate Medical Education Program - Fellowship and Traineeship Certificates

Identifier: 18/2/2
Abstract This series consists of certificates of completion for fellowships and traineeships not claimed by their intended recipients.

Graduate Medical Education Program - Personnel Records

Identifier: 18/2/4
Abstract This series consists of personnel records maintained for graduate trainees and interns. The records span the period from 1968 through 1978.

Graduate Medical Education Program Clinical Medical Training Rosters

Identifier: 18/2/3
Overview The collection consists of three boxes of rosters of clinical trainees in the Graduate Medical Education Program of the Northwestern University Medical School between 1979-1991.

Records of the Graduate Medical Education Program

Identifier: 18/2/1
Abstract This series consists of four boxes of records relating to the administration of traineeships (internships and residencies) for medical school graduates in the participating hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center. The records span the period from 1962 through 1978, with the great bulk dating from 1971 through 1976.