I am honored to serve as Dean of Rush Medical College, from which I graduated in 1979. Following a residency in ophthalmology, I returned to Rush in 1984 and became the third generation in my family to serve on the medical staff here. I hope you will become as much a part of the Rush family as I have.
Chartered in 1837, Rush Medical College has been a part of the Chicago landscape longer than any other health care institution. Since then, some of our educational process has changed, but Rush's best traditions continue: hands-on learning, an unparalleled commitment to community service and classrooms full of clinical role models. Rush Medical College is a world of over 2,600 faculty and staff, 525 medical students and 620 residents and fellows. Among the most popular aspects of Rush Medical College are our co-curricular opportunities. The Rush Community Service Initiatives Program (RCSIP) is an opportunity to participate in community service projects, including care at free clinics, tutoring and health care teaching. Over 90% of our students are involved. In addition, approximately one-third of our first year students are involved in Dean's Office Summer Research Fellowships.
Rush has produced skilled leaders in medicine and science and thousands of excellent physicians. Explore our website and that of Rush University Medical Center to discover the myriad opportunities that Rush Medical College offers in medical education, in clinical care and in biomedical research. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.
Thomas A. Deutsch, MD
The Henry P. Russe, MD, Dean of Rush Medical College
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs
Provost, Rush University