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About Rush University
Are you looking for a university where health care knowledge and practice come together in innovative and inspiring ways ... where opportunities to learn and develop in a diverse community at one of the nation's most respected academic medical centers abound ... where training is multidisciplinary, real-world focused and always clinically relevant? Are you looking for a university that can offer all this, plus the advantages of a big city at your doorstep and the support of a close-knit learning community dedicated to help you succeed? Then take a look at Rush University.

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Learn by doing. Our approach to health education is "real-world" focused and built from the ground up on a teacher-practitioner model where faculty actually practice what they teach. At Rush University, you'll enjoy interdisciplinary learning experiences that integrate patient care, research, scholarship and service in community programs. Gain knowledge from instructors who are full faculty members, not just teaching assistants (TAs). If you're looking for a program that can provide you with the leadership, clinical education, values and hands-on practice you need to prepare for a successful future in health care, Rush University could be for you.

Live and learn in a caring community. At Rush University, we extend the same care to our students that we extend as health care providers to our patients. Our faculty model nurturing patient care in a uniquely supportive learning environment that feels more like a close-knit community than a big-city school. Students help peers, teachers are vested in their students' successes and advisors and administrators know your name. And don't be surprised if you receive an invitation to an event hosted in a faculty member's home. Faculty and students are members of the same community: the Rush community.

Learn from translational research that can transform lives. Research and its application to clinical care have the power to transform lives at Rush University Medical Center and beyond, where practitioners, faculty and students work together toward a common goal. Here, discoveries in the labs lead to advances in patient care, while observations in clinical settings inspire research studies to improve patient outcomes. We call it "translational research" and it's all part of our continuing commitment to advancing care at the bedside and in the community through clinical research; it is a process that integrates everything we do for a common good.

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