Pediatric Residency

The pediatric residency program at Rush University offers outstanding training in pediatrics, preparing graduates to successfully practice in primary care, begin a hospitalist career or obtain a competitive fellowship. You’ll build a strong clinical and research foundation in a friendly and collegial, yet academically challenging environment. Our mid-sized program is small enough that our residents transition quickly to feeling part of the “Rush family”. 2019 rush grads pediatrics

Mission Statement of the Pediatric Residency Program

“The mission of the Pediatric Residency at Rush University Children’s Hospital is to provide an outstanding education in a supportive environment to a group of diverse residents. Our graduates are exceptional pediatricians equipped to succeed in their general pediatric or subspecialty career paths promoting the health and wellness of children and communities.”

Our comprehensive program offers exceptional opportunities including the following:

  • Strong emphasis on critical thinking, self-directed learning, leadership and teaching skill
  • Increasing opportunities for hands-on procedural experience and close collaboration with supervising faculty
  • Supportive relationships with faculty and staff; a diverse group of hard-working residents who also enjoy many outside interests
  • A beautiful new inpatient unit and PICU, a state of the art NICU, and Chicago’s largest academic out-patient primary care clinic
  • A culturally and socio-economically diverse patient population with a dedicated curriculum at both our Grand Rounds and Department meetings geared towards Diversity and Inclusion
  • Research and other scholarly opportunities with support to present papers, abstracts, and posters at regional and national meeting
  • Learn more about our academics and research
  • Learn more about the Rush University Children’s Hospital


How to apply

We have 11 categorical and four internal medicine-pediatrics residents in each class.

Please submit applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service by Nov. 1. Include three letters of recommendation from physicians who know you and your work well. (A chair’s letter is not required.) Your application may be placed on hold if incomplete.

You will be notified by ERAS scheduler if you are selected for an interview. The majority of invitations will be sent by the end of October. An invitation to interview does not guarantee a spot, so please schedule in ERAS promptly. Interviews are held from mid-October to mid-January, and our residents host a weekly dinner for interviewees who are available to attend.

We enthusiastically encourage applications from those Underrepresented in Medicine. We will also host a Diversity Interview Day with an afternoon happy hour during the interview season and welcome all applicants to attend.

If you have any questions, please email Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan.

For more information about the combined residency in internal medicine-pediatrics, please email the program coordinator.