Network for Underrepresented Residents and Fellows

UW-NURF is a resident and fellow organization sponsored by the Graduate Medical Education and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. UW-NURF is a diverse body of residents, fellows, and faculty representing all specialties.  Anyone who supports the mission is welcome to join and participate in UW-NURF.  

 Our mission is to promote cultural diversity in medicine through community involvement, mentorship, professional networking, and recruitment of Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine. 



Recruitment at National Premedical Conferences

Hosting Residency Applicants

Diversity Second Look Panel and Dinner


Involvement in High School Pipeline Programs

Medical Student Mock Interviews and Residency Application workshops

Shadowing Opportunities for Pre-medical and Medical Students

Social Gatherings – Quarterly Mixers

Diversity Lecture Series

Research in Health Disparities

An Academic Mini-arm to the Group


Partnership with the Faculty Physicians of Color

Diversity Lecture Series

July Welcome Reception for New Residents and Fellows


Participation and Attendance at Community Health Fairs and Exhibits

Sponsorship of Community Health Forums

Partnership with Community Groups and Advocates

For more information on how you can get involved with UW-NURF, join our listserv, or learn more about our organization please contact:

Margaret Onwuka, MD

Family Medicine Resident, R1


Lara Oyetunji, MD

General Surgery Resident, R2


CEDI 2015