Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency

The Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, or Med-Peds, Residency program is a dynamic program built on the foundation of its two categorical residency programs, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Rush Univeristy Medical Center, Rush Internal Medicine and Rush Pediatrics are recognized for excellence in training locally and nationally. 

Med-Peds at Rush is centered around a tight-knit community with strong, respectful, collaborative relationships between faculty, staff and fellow residents. The Med-Peds Program is recogonized widely throughout the Univeristy and Medical Center and has been an integral part of the institution since 1996.

The academic year is divided into thirteen, four week blocks. Rotations are typically two or four weeks per block. Primary sites include Rush University Medical Center, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and The Rush Adult and Pediatric Primary Care clinic, where residents experiece longitudinal ambulitory care. Tailored to resident interest, rotations may also take place at various nonprimary locations.  

As a nationally recognized tertiary medical center, Rush attracts a diverse patient population from the city, surrounding suburbs and states. Our patients represent a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds and provide a unique depth and breadth of experience for residents.

Rush Med-Peds Annual Spring Retreat 2019!

The Rush Med-Peds Program also emphasizes resident involvement in scholarly work through various activities, including QI, clinical research and journal club. Many Med-Peds residents participate in the Global Heath Branch of the Rush Health Equity Residency Track. 

To learn more about the Med-Peds parent programs, visit Rush Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

How to apply

Please submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service. Applicants must be graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools only. We do not sponsor visas. Rush Med-Peds expects three to four letters of recommendation. Departmental letters of recommendation are not required. 

Successful applicants to the Rush Med-Peds Program offer the following:

  • Diversity of experiences
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Excellence in clinical medicine

Review of applications begins Sept. 15 and continues on a rolling basis as applications are received. Applications are not accepted after Nov. 1. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email between September and January.  

Check out our program listing on the AMA Residency Database!

Contact us


Sara London
Senior Program Coordinator
(312) 942-3254

Mailing address:
Rush Med-Peds Residency Program
c/o LMA
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 215
Chicago, IL 60612