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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.

We transitioned to an X+Y schedule in 2022, which allows residents to have dedicated inpatient and elective time during X weeks. On Y weeks residents have continuity clinic, acute care, an academic half day, and protected weekday time off.  This also allows residents to have longitudinal rotations including advocacy, behavioral and mental health, and medical education. Residents love this new schedule and we anticipate that it will positively affect both wellness and education. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

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.

Mission Statement of the Pediatric Residency Program

Our comprehensive program offers exceptional opportunities:

  • Emphasis on critical thinking, self-directed learning, leadership and teaching skills 
  • Hands-on procedural experience and close collaboration with supervising faculty
  • Supportive relationships with faculty and staff
  • Diverse group of hard-working residents who also enjoy many outside interests
  • Chicago’s largest academic out-patient primary care clinic, an inpatient unit and PICU with ECMO, and a state of the art NICU
  • Providing service to a culturally and socio-economically diverse patient population on Chicago’s West Side
  • Dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum and community engagement
  • Research and other scholarly opportunities with support to present papers, abstracts, and posters at regional and national meeting
  • Global Health, Advocacy, and Quality Improvement/Patient Safety tracks
Faculty for Pediatrics Residency Program