Why Rush EM?

Faculty-Led Teaching & Mentorship

Nationally recognized faculty lead hands-on training to small teams with low resident-to-faculty ratios. These teams are supportive yet rigorous and provide a level of autonomy that ensures residents excel clinically and gain confidence as practitioners, while receiving expert guidance.

Cohesive, Integrated Teams

The Rush Emergency Department is optimized for patient care, decreasing unnecessary stressors and is supported by highly-trained, high-achieving teams. Systems and schedules are designed to give residents opportunities to develop a professional collegiality that ensures seamless transitions between shifts. The Rush Emergency Department serves as each resident’s home base, fostering cohesion and community.

Adaptive Curriculum

Our program is a direct reflection of Rush as an institution that is constantly evolving, optimizing, and innovating. We are tech-forward and dynamic, focused on developing world-class physicians and honing our teaching methods. our established, accredited curriculum demonstrates the breadth of Emergency Medicine, but we seek continuous improvement, and are constantly exploring ways to innovate in our field.

Resident Ownership

Tremendous importance is placed on incorporating resident input in program and curriculum improvements. From daily feedback sessions with attendings to post-rotation recommendations and resident committees, residents are powerful voices who contribute to shaping, adapting, and evolving the program to ensure excellent training for future Emergency Physicians.

Clinical Diversity

Rush is a world-class hospital that treats a diverse patient population and provides a dynamic training experience for our residents. Through our partner site rotations, we expose residents to community Emergency Medicine, Level 1 trauma care, and mixed urban settings, ensuring that we serve our community at large and develop clinicians who are comfortable with and adaptive to any emergency setting.