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Program Perks


Trainees are supported with paid vacation, stipends for books, conferences, discounted Chicago Bulls tickets, loan forgiveness programs, a discounted gym on-campus, free parking or public transportation assistance and many other benefits provided by the GME office.


RUSH University Medical Center is located in the heart of the “medical district” near the Loop/downtown Chicago. Chicago is the largest city in the Midwest, it is bordered by Lake Michigan with its many public beaches, bike/walk pathways on the lakefront and boat rides along the Chicago River. Chicago is host to many festivals, restaurants, food trucks, and museums, and the largest convention center in North America. Other notable attractions include the Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, House of Blues, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry and comedy shows at Second City Improv.

A big highlight is free parking on campus for trainees and a variety of commuting options. The CTA train system (the “L”) has two stops within walking distance. The train is so close it can be heard traveling under the sleep center!

Check out the visitor's guide!

The Chicago skyline as seen from the RUSH rooftop garden on a bright, sunny day.

The Cloud Gate or "Bean" sculpture in Millennium Park.

A view of the lake looking out the window in the restaurant at the top of the John Hancock Building.

A view of Chicago from the top of the Willis Tower.