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RUSH University is the academic enterprise of RUSH University Medical Center, an Illinois non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that has an educational, research and clinical mission. Each component of the mission of RUSH University Medical Center is co-equal in importance, and this tripartite mission allows academics and research to be fully integrated with clinical practice, providing an educational experience built around a teacher-practitioner model in order to train the next generation of health care professionals and providers while promoting a research environment that goes hand in hand with clinical excellence.

Located on the RUSH University Medical Center campus in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, RUSH University offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs across medicine, nursing, allied health and biomedical research; more than 60 postgraduate training programs for medical residents and fellows; and continuing education options.

Our mission

Founded in 1972, RUSH University educates more than 2,700 students both on campus and online, representing 18 countries. And we continue to expand to meet their learning needs.

In addition, we train more than 700 medical residents and fellows. And we have an alumni network that includes more than 16,000 people around the world.

Our programs

RUSH University offers a wide range of education and training options to prepare you for the next step in your health care career. Academic programs are offered through our four colleges:

In addition, we offer postgraduate training programs for residents and fellows, as well as continuing education and professional development for practicing health care professionals.

The student experience

At RUSH University, you’ll enjoy small class sizes and hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art medical center led by faculty who are accomplished practitioners and researchers. You’ll feel supported in an interprofessional learning community that connects disciplines and promotes diversity.

Our faculty and leadership

RUSH University faculty practice what they teach and continue to grow through a wide range of professional development, mentorship and service opportunities.


RUSH University students, residents and fellows, and faculty have opportunities to bring their skills to communities in need, in Chicago and abroad, through service projects and health clinics.


With a deep tradition of scientific discovery, RUSH University offers chances to participate in research that advances the understanding of disease and contributes to a global improvement of public health.

Start today

To learn more about RUSH University’s degree and certificate programs, request more information today. For further information about our admissions processes, contact RUSH University Admissions.