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Our Program Aims & Goals

  • Train clinically-focused physicians in an academic environment of critical thinking, scholarly activity and innovation.
  • Preserve and foster an environment that is welcoming and sustainable for all people, respecting diversity of race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, and political perspective.
  • Preserve and foster our commitment to increasing diversity and inclusivity while promoting equity for every medical student, resident, faculty, and staff at Abbott Northwestern. We strive towards a goal of greater provider diversity that mirrors the diverse communities we serve.
  • Provide a common but tailorable curriculum and mentorship to successfully guide residents interested in primary care, hospitalist medicine, or subspecialty careers.
  • Foster a diverse and highly qualified core faculty across that same spectrum who are passionate teachers & mentors.
  • Value the outpatient and inpatient training experience equally.
  • Value and reward faculty time spent across the categories of patient care, scholarly activity, and teaching.
  • Maintain a training environment that demonstrates an appropriate work life balance necessary for a sustainable and rewarding career in medicine.
  • Promote physician wellness as part of routine.
  • Engage every resident and faculty member such that they feel a true sense of ownership and purpose in the wider healthcare system and community we serve.
  • Teach the skill of dealing with uncertainty, and the ability to say, “I don’t know,” coupled with the resourcefulness to find an answer.
  • Train residents and faculty with leading edge educational and clinical technology such as point-of-care ultrasound, simulation, peer-to-peer teaching, etc.