Rick McGee, PhD – Northwestern University

/Rick McGee, PhD – Northwestern University

Rick McGee, PhD – Northwestern University

Rick McGee, PhD is the Associate Dean for Professional Development and Professor of Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In the past, he helped lead the randomized controlled trial of the mentor training curriculum among 16 medical schools. Within NRMN, he has played a major role in developing, testing, and studying the Culturally Aware Mentorship workshop. He also is testing different models of Group Career Coaching. Through the NRMN Professional Development Core, he is leading one of the 4 grant writing coaching group models being deployed and compared. His goal is to bring new approaches of mentoring and coaching to complement what research mentors ideally provide, especially improving the experiences of young scientists from underrepresented groups.
Dr. McGee’s ‘roots’ are in laboratory biomedical research, spending 20 years studying fundamental cellular neurobiology. His career then evolved to designing and leading research training for PhD, MD/PhD and MD scientists. Simultaneously, his research interests evolved to questions that can only be answered with methods of social scientists. His current responsibility is to support the transition to independence of early career scientists; he also leads a research team of social scientists studying how biomedical scientists develop and make career choices. These NIH-funded studies use novel large-scale, longitudinal qualitative interviewing approaches. All of these studies have one of their primary goals to determine the root causes for the lack of diversity among biomedical scientists. Dr. McGee holds degrees from the University of Minnesota (BS) and the University of Iowa (PhD).

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