Elizabeth Baker, MD, MHPE

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
Roles: Clinician, Faculty, Administrator (Senior Associate Dean, Rush Medical College)
Joined Rush in 1987

I am the Senior Associate Dean at Rush Medical College. In this role, I have oversight of the educational program, including curriculum and assessment, student affairs, admissions and recruitment, and technology. I have been an integral part of the development and implementation of Rush Medical College’s integrated curriculum, which premiered in September 2017 andfeatures a flipped classroom approach and integration of all components of the pre-clerkship curriculum. I have served on the faculty at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago since completing my residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Rush in 1991. I have a Masters in Health Professions Education and amcurrently working on my PhD in Curricular Studies/Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am a general internist who practices in both the inpatient and outpatient settings at RUMC.
What inspired you to get into your field?
I love to take care of patients from a holistic point of view. I love to teach, and I want to make our education programs the best that they can be.
What excited you about your work at Rush?
I love the people I get to work with on a day-to-day basis, and I love the patients we care for.
What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.
I really enjoy developing relationships with junior colleagues.
Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?
Go for it!
What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?
I like to spend my free time with my family, dining in restaurants, biking, golfing and participating in other activities.