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Rush Neurosurgery Residency Benefits Program & Resources


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Rush University Medical Center is committed to maintaining excellence in our graduate medical education programs and to creating an environment for our housestaff that is conducive to outstanding clinical experience, expert teaching and personal well-being. At Rush, we are very proud of our house officers and consider them a vital part of our health care community.

House Officer’s Stipends
  • PGY 1 $58,279
  • PGY 2 $63,770
  • PGY 3 $65,776
  • PGY 4 $69,063
Health, dental and vision insurance

You are encouraged to download an application to obtain monthly premiums, summary of benefits, and contact information for the various vendors provided for you. General benefits questions may be referred to the Rush benefits Service Center at 312-942-2222.

Voluntary right to participation in the Medical Center’s Vision Plan. Vision Service Plan: 1 (800) 877-7195. For a listing of VSP participating doctors, go to

Four weeks vacation, including one week for special educational leave.

Free garage parking at the Medical Center.

Reimbursement for Educational Materials.

Flexible wellness allowance: stipend of $350 on a meal pay card.

Reimbursement for registration fees at educational conferences and programs via Rush’s LEAP program (up to $1000/year). For additional details on housestaff benefits, the entire 2020-2021 Rush House Officer’s Agreement and the Quick Benefits Reference can be viewed on-line at

Rush Residency Resources

Complete library resources. Rush University carries a comprehensive collection of medical journals, books, government documents and audiovisual materials. In addition, our library provides access to computerized information retrieval systems.

Computer access, including Rush e-mail and Internet linkage. The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC) is accessible to housestaff, 24/7.

Confidential psychological and psychiatric support services are available at no charge through the Rush House staff Counseling Program. All house officers also have access to the employee assistance program provided for all rush employees.

International services

Our office of international services helps residents and fellows from foreign countries make a successful transition to Chicago. The international office assists housestaff who Hold nonimmigrant visa status. This office is the liaison with ECFMG for J-1 Exchange Visitors and for H-1B workers. For additional information, email

The Center for Clinical Wellness

The Center for Clinical Wellness will serve as a hub for all things wellness at Rush and will be available to all current members of our community. The Center will provide a network of on-site and virtual tools as part of an overarching wellness eco-system, where existing and future programs integrate and build on one another.

The CCW is available by appointment only. You can make an appointment on the Inside Rush CCW page. If you have an urgent need or request, please call or text (312) 947-2323.


American Association of neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Congress of neurological Surgeons (CNS) 

North American Skull Base Society

Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS) 

The Society of neurological Surgeons (SoNS) 

Rush General Medical Education (GME) 

Electronic Residency Match Program (ERAS) 

National Residency Match Program (NRMP) 

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) 

Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS)