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 3 times a week with noon conference
  • Free parking for all residents
  • Annual stipend for conferences and academic activities
  • House staff receive a food stipend of $700 on their Freedom Pay accounts 
  • 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

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 and Blackhawks
  • 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
  • Restaurants…so many great places to eat!