Welcome message from Dr. Edberg

Deborah Edberg, MD

Deborah Edberg, MD

Associate Professor

Director of GME Development, Rush Department of Family Medicine

I am thrilled to introduce to you the new Rush-Esperanza Family Medicine Residency. Born from a shared vision to eliminate health inequities stemming from decades of oppression coupled with a need to address a workforce shortage in primary care, we are so proud to offer a piece of the solution through this family medicine residency in Brighton Park Chicago.

Since March of 2020, we have all witnessed how a global pandemic has highlighted the inadequacies of our tiered healthcare system and how fragile our infrastructure of healthcare can be, particularly for people without access to primary care. The Rush-Esperanza Family Medicine Residency seeks to recruit dedicated physicians with a desire to be leaders in social justice and a commitment to remaining curious and providing optimal care for all patients, particularly those who are most vulnerable.

Our residency clinic is hosted by Esperanza Health Centers in Brighton Park on the southwest side of Chicago. Esperanza is a Federally Qualified Health Center nationally recognized for its quality of care. Esperanza has also been a trusted resource in the community and has a history of partnering with community leaders to understand and meet local health needs. The faculty practicing and teaching residents at this site have chosen a career path focused on vulnerable patients in under-resourced settings. The core faculty also represent physicians that are primarily Rush based offering academic expertise through teaching, precepting and supervision. Inpatient rotations take place at Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park where residents will learn from a wide range of talented, highly skilled and mission aligned faculty at a tertiary academic medical center.

I have dedicated my career to educating students and residents who share a passion for social justice, advocacy and empowering the voices of the most oppressed in our society. I am excited to recruit, educate and mentor the next generation of physician leaders ready to accept this challenge.