Resident Life

There are many ways to describe the surgical residents here at Rush University Medical Center. They are compassionate, professional, hardworking, and fun! Over the course of the five years our residents spend training here at Rush, they develop strong relationships with their patients, mentors, and colleagues. Residents in our program have strong camaraderie and leave this program as lifelong friends. Choosing to train at Rush also means choosing to live in one of the greatest cities in the nation. Chicago is an amazing city that is filled with culture, adventure, food and sports. There is never a dull moment here!


Where Our Residents Live Salaries for 2023 - 2024

West Loop/University Village

PGY-1 $64,383

Wicker Park/Bucktown

PGY-2 $68,611

Ukrainian Village

PGY-3 $70,793

South Loop

PGY-4 $74,430


PGY-5 $77,952

Rush University Medical Center Virtual Tour

Housestaff lead you on a virtual tour of the facilities at Rush University Medical Center. You get a glimpse of the areas you will work during your residency and learn why Chicago is a great place to live and train.