Graduate Medical Education

Take the next step in your medical career

Residency and fellowship training is an exciting and challenging time for developing your clinical skills and defining your identity as a physician.

At Rush University, we are fully committed to making sure you receive outstanding clinical experiences, expert teaching from faculty who are passionate about their work, and an environment focused on your personal growth and well-being. We are proud of our programs’ excellence and house officers. At Rush, you will become a vital part of our health care community.

House Staff Appreciation Week - February 22-26, 2021

Celebrating our Rush House Staff

Rush University Graduate Medical Education and the Rush Medical College Alumni Association are pleased to announce House Staff Appreciation Week on February 22-26, 2021.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our residents and fellows have shown incredible resilience and always put our patients and community first. Learn about how we’re celebrating them, and follow #RushGMEAppreciationWeek for more highlights and stories.

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Co-presidents Nithin Pusapati, MD, and Vishal Jani, DO, discuss the Resident Committee on the Rush Environment, which addresses concerns of house staff while supporting institutional change

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Q&A with the DEI Committee

Co-president Bianca Williams, MD, MBA talks about creating and maintaining a more diverse, equitable and inclusive healing and working environment at Rush

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Q&A with the House Staff Association

Co-presidents Lane Lagattuta, DO and Nicholas Skertich, MD introduce the committee that represents and advocates for Rush resident physicians

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Q&A with the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Committee

Second-year internal medicine residents Joshua Thomas, MD and Athavi Jeevananthan, MD spotlight the committee working to promote patient safety and improve quality of care

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Wellness Initiatives in Graduate Medical Education

From wellness rotations, to volunteer activities, to a FitBit challenge: how Rush GME programs are working to preserve and improve the health of their dedicated residents and fellows


Supporting your success

The Office of Graduate Medical Education is here to support you. We handle the tracking, documentation, licensure, orientation, payroll, benefits and verification for more than 640 residents and fellows each year. Working closely with the coordinators of our 65 residency and fellowship training programs, we serve as the principal liaison between the Rush House Staff Association and Rush management. We are your advocates and your resource.

We support program accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education and other boards and work with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and many other outside agencies.

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‘An optimal residency training experience’
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An Education in Virtual Recruitment
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Rush Earns Top 20 Spot on U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
For the first time in its history, Rush University Medical Center has earned a top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
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Resident Not in Waiting
An interventional radiology resident gets a once-in-a-lifetime education working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic
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