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I became dean of Rush Medical College this year, and after my first day I went to a local Walgreen’s to buy some household items. The lady at the checkout counter asked, “You’re not from around here, are you?” I said no, I was moving from North Carolina and joining Rush Medical College. She told me Rush had saved her life: “I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctors at Rush gave me hope when others didn’t. And now five years later I am doing well” I knew then that I had made the right decision to come here.
Chartered in 1837, Rush Medical College has been a part of the Chicago landscape longer than any other health care institution. We have changed with the times but remained steadfast in our commitment to outstanding patient care based on innovation and coupled with the best hands-on learning framework and training opportunities for students, including an unequaled commitment to community service. 
Rush Medical College has created scores of skilled clinicians, researchers and leaders in medicine. Explore our website and that of Rush University Medical Center to discover the myriad opportunities we offer in medical education, clinical care and biomedical research. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.
K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, MB, ChB
The Henry P. Russe, MD, Dean of Rush Medical College
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs


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