diverse group of medical students

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to our mission at Rush. We strive to create a learning community where students, faculty, residents and fellows of all backgrounds feel welcome and supported, and have the opportunity to share their own experiences.

Our mission

Our goal is to help develop health care professionals who are reflective of the communities, patients and region we serve, and who have gained an understanding of the many forms diversity takes.

We believe that all people are multi-dimensional. We are global citizens with rich experiences and perspectives. We are spiritual. We are veterans. We are capable. We are LGBTQ. We are empowered.  We are inclusive. We are advancing the future of health care.

We are Rush.

Our efforts

Our student affinity groups strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students from all backgrounds. In collaboration with our office, these groups host co-curricular activities that raise the level of awareness and appreciation for the many types of diversity at Rush.

The following is a list of our student affinity groups: