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Resident Life at Rush

Rush Internal Medicine - Resident Life

Residents are the heart and soul of our Department of Internal Medicine. Over the course of their training, our residents develop incredible relationships with patients, colleagues and mentors. Residents who choose to train at Rush will find themselves in a place that cares about their personal and professional needs. There is an understanding of mutual respect and professionalism within Rush which creates a rich educational environment.

Resident perks

  • Lunch provided 4 times a week with noon conference
  • House staff receive four quarterly stipends of $250 on their paycheck to use on meals, at the Rush Bookstore, at the Rush Fitness Center, or on other wellness expenses
  • Free parking for all residents
  • Annual stipend for study material, conferences and academic activities
  • Annual retreats and social events
  • Opportunity to serve as doctor of the house for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • In-house moonlighting opportunities for senior residents
  • Rush matches 403(b) contributions for house staff 
  • Discounted tickets to White Sox and Bulls games 
  • Big Sib Program - Interns are paired with PGY-2 residents, who provide guidance and mentorship during their first year of training 

Chicago is an incredible city. Our residents live in a diverse set of neighborhoods and enjoy all the activities that the Chicagoland area has to offer. Some favorites include:

  • Running/walking on the lakeshore path and the 606
  • Summer festivals – music, food, entertainment
  • Live music nightly
  • Local sports including Cubs, White Sox (Rush affiliated), Bulls (Rush affiliated), Bears, Blackhawks and Fire (Rush affiliated)
  • Forest Preserves of Cook County trails
  • Chicago is bike friendly!
  • Millennium park/Pritzker Pavilion calendar
  • Art institute/museum of contemporary art
  • Chicago History Museum, Shedd, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium
  • IL Botanical Gardens, Garfield Park Conservatory, Lincoln Park Zoo (free)
  • Chicago River Architecture Tour
  • Neighborhood festivals
  • many great places to eat!