Rush Stories

We’re looking back at stories from our archives that celebrate the historic firsts, the breakthrough moments, and the inspiring individuals that have defined the Rush University experience. Join us for this tour through 50 years of improving health care in the community.

A woman wearing a Rush t-shirt stands smiling on a high school track, while students do cartwheels around her
Community Engagement

Transforming Health Through Service

Through a series of innovative faculty- and student-run programs, Rush University has a strong history of strengthening the health of our neighbors while also preparing our students for the realities of health care delivery.

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A group of medical professionals of all ages, some wearing white coats, pose and smile for the camera
A woman wearing a blue jumpsuit with a patch that says EL Ideas looks directly into the camera with a slight smile
A smiling woman in a lounge area, with tables and couches in front of a wall of windows
Artist's rendering of a busy outdoor plaza in Chicago's Loop neighborhood