Rush University is dedicated to training in the clinical and basic sciences of health care and medical research. Its four colleges, Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences, and The Graduate College, together train over 1,200 students. In addition, Rush University Medical Center trains over 600 residents and fellows in the graduate programs of clinical education for physicians. The desire to participate in the education of trainees at all levels has attracted some of the most outstanding scientists, physicians, nurses and allied health professionals in the country to Rush. Our primary interest at the Medical Center is to provide the very best in patient care. Trainees in the clinical disciplines will be prepared for the challenges that they will face by active participation in clinical care throughout most of their training. Basic scientists will work as part of those teams, and understand the immediate relevancy of their work. The many linkages of basic science programs with clinical ones often stimulates each side to creative solutions to important problems.
Rush University Medical Center is one of the nation's leading academic health centers. I am pleased you have chosen Rush for your training. We take the responsibility seriously. At any time during your training, please feel free to contact one of your Deans or me for any suggestions or to address any issues. Training is exciting as well as challenging. All of us are here to support you. Thanks for choosing Rush.