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Academic Family Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Family Medicine at Rush has created a one-year fellowship program providing opportunities to teach, pursue leadership and scholarship opportunities, and gain independence in clinical practice in a mentored setting.

The Academic Family Medicine Fellowship is not recruiting for the 2022-2023 year. This page will be updated with application instructions and deadlines when recruiting re-opens.

Program Structure

  • 50% clinical medicine in a diverse practice, supported by colleagues experienced in medical education
  • 30-40% academic projects of mutual interest to the department and the fellow. The project(s) should lead to tangible scholarly output, which may include presentation at a national or regional level, or publication
  • 20-30% teaching responsibilities, including clinical teaching in the family medicine office, classroom teaching in the integrated pre-clinical curriculum, M3 primary care clerkship, clinical classroom teaching in our longitudinal Family Medicine Leadership Program for medical students or other teaching opportunity mutually agreed upon


Fellowship candidates must be:

  • Board eligible or board certified in family medicine
  • Eligible for a permanent Illinois medical license
  • A graduate of an ACGME accredited program
  • Eligible for a Rush medical staff appointment
  • Letter of Recommendation from the current Program Director

The ideal candidate will have a high degree of self-directed ability and personal goals for fellowship and looking for an academic or teaching career within family medicine.

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