About the Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning

Health care professionals learning new medical techniques

At Rush, excellence is just the beginning. Rush University Medical Center is nationally recognized for the quality of care we provide as well as the exceptional educational training offered to students and professionals seeking continued health care accreditation. Based in the Illinois Medical District on Chicago’s Near West Side, Rush University and Rush University Medical Center are nationally recognized for outstanding integrated education and clinical care.

Rush University Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning, or CILL, is helping to redefine health care education and training in place by building a diverse interprofessional workforce with the right knowledge, skills and behaviors to sustainably meet the needs of the health market today and into the future. We’re disrupting the norms around where health care education and learning happens by offering a continuum of outstanding educational programs for professionals who are ready for the challenge.

Rush University Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning supports the following:

  • Active and experiential learning
  • A broad portfolio of offerings from continuing education credits to workforce development courses, certificates, and stackable degrees
  • Offerings with the learner’s schedule in mind; intensive training in place, on campus and online sessions
  • Immediate application for learners of new knowledge and skills on the job, generating tangible results for their organizations while completing the coursework
  • High-impact, results-oriented courses and programs that prepare learners to solve problems, to transform their organizations and to have a significant impact in health care
  • Lifelong professional networks
  • Flexible options for health care professionals both inside and outside the Rush system

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Rush University Medical Center is ranked #2 by Vizient among leading academic medical centers. And we’ve been in the top five every year since 2013. Learn more.