Internal Medicine Residency

internal medicine residency advantages

The Department of Internal Medicine offers two residency programs in internal medicine accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: a three-year categorical program and a one-year preliminary program. A broad range of outpatient and inpatient experiences in these programs will help you become an excellent clinician, capable of providing the highest-quality care to all patients while working successfully as part of a multidisciplinary team. 

In addition, the Department of Internal Medicine collaborates with John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County to offer a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency. This three year program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and offers experiences at both Rush University and Cook County Hospital with a focus on primary care.

Rush University is committed to the personal and professional needs of each resident and cultivates an environment of mutual respect and professionalism for a rich and rewarding educational experience. During training, you’ll develop strong and enduring relationships with colleagues, mentors and patients. Rush attracts a diverse patient population from the city, suburbs and surrounding states, providing an unparalleled resident training experience.

Our training programs provide a broad range of outpatient and inpatient experiences for our residents. Their mission is to develop excellent clinicians, provide the highest-quality care to all patients, embrace interdisciplinary teamwork, and provide an environment that encourages residents to set and attain individual goals.   

Our training programs include the following highlights:

  • Outstanding inpatient training in a variety of critical care and acute care environments
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration with faculty, pharmacy, dieticians, nursing, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other specialty care providers
  • Strong research support, including a scholarly activity director
  • A variety of categorical tracks including global health, quality and safety and the ABIM physician scientist track
  • Training at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, including at least one month rotating on the HIV ward
  • A strong commitment to ambulatory training across multiple general medicine and subspecialty clinics
  • A weekly continuity clinic experience for categorical trainees that maintains your patient panel and clinic attending for three years


Our mission is to provide outstanding residency training in the field of Internal Medicine in an educational environment that fosters clinical and academic excellence.

Chief Resident Reunion Honors Rush Mentor, Medical Pioneer

On April 5, 2017, the Department of Medicine held an internal medicine chief resident reunion, celebrating the legacy of Stuart Levin, MD (pictured left). Levin was the program director of Internal Medicine Residency for more than 15 years before becoming the chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1991 until his retirement in 2012.
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