Rush Mentoring Programs

Rush mentoring programs
As humans, we build upon what others have already learned. That makes mentoring critical to success in any professional track, including health care. Rush University makes mentoring a cornerstone of its professional development efforts, allowing early-career faculty to learn from those who preceded them and giving experienced faculty the opportunity to keep their wisdom alive, vibrant and useful by bettering patient lives and professional careers.

Rush University has four unique mentoring programs open to all faculty members affiliated with Rush University and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Our programs currently host many seminars and workshops for researchers, educators, and postdoctoral medical professionals.

2020 Rush Mentoring Programs Annual Report

Upcoming Events
Date/Time/Location Event


Oct. 14, 2021


12:00 - 1:00 pm



Meet the Expert Seminar


Presentation Title: Spread of MRSA in Urban Areas - A Journey From Epidemiology to Genomics and Back and an Opportunity for Mentorship

Presented By: Kyle J. Popovich, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College


About the Meet the Expert Seminar:

1. To learn about research accomplishments and future directions of mentees who completed their tenure in the Rush Research Mentoring Program

2. To establish new inter-disciplinary and inter-departmental collaborations


RSVP - We will send you a Zoom calendar invitation to block your calendar after you RSVP.


Oct. 20, 2021


12:00 - 1:00 pm



Postdoctoral Seminar

Presentation Title: Transition From Postdoc to an Independent Researcher

Presented By: David Reed, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology, UIC College of Dentistry



1. Budgeting for growth

2. Data and project management

3. Mentoring and being mentored


RSVP - We will send you a Zoom calendar invitation to block your calendar after you RSVP.


Nov. 10-12, 2021


From 1:00 - 5:00 pm for  each day



2021 Teaching Excellence Bootcamp

We are inviting educators, clinicians, and researchers to participate in the virtual 3 day 2021 Teaching Excellence Bootcamp presented by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Mentoring Programs. This bootcamp offers an intensive training to help educators, clinicians, and researchers take their teaching skills to a new level. The CE-eligible course, which qualifies as CME-appropriate use of time, covers crucial subjects such as how learning theories have evolved, creating effective objectives, and course organization. You MUST be able to attend all 3 days to participate. You can view the schedule by clicking on the following link: 2021 Teaching Excellence Bootcamp - Schedule. If you are interested in participating, you can register using the following link: 2021 Teaching Excellence Bootcamp - Registration

Early Registration Fee: $249 (Valid until 10/27)
Standard Registration Fee: $279
(Rush faculty can use LEAP funds.)

Registration Deadline: November 3, 2021 (Wednesday)


If you have any questions about the 2021 Teaching Excellence Bootcamp, please feel free to email us at


Mentors’ Training Module

Mentoring Programs Contacts
Amarjit S. Virdi, PhD
Director, Mentoring Programs
(312) 563-3146
Jeannette Hui, MPH
Academic Program Coordinator
(312) 563-3130
For more information: