Volunteer Opportunities

A hallmark of our family medicine faculty is the amount of time they devote to volunteer service. Many have received prestigious awards for their work. Leading by example, our physicians act as role models and inspire students to broaden their commitment to the underserved, as well as to provide service to disadvantaged communities in their future careers.

Below are examples of how our faculty are engaged in community service work. Students can get involved in these and other volunteer opportunities through the Rush Community Service Initiatives Program

William Schwer, MD, serves as medical director for Rush medical student involvement at Community Health, the largest free health center in Illinois, located on Chicago’s West Side.

Maria Brown, MD, serves as the medical director for the Rush Community Service Initiatives Program. Additionally, she donates time to the Pilsen Homeless Health Services, Chicago City Church and the Freedom Center. Maris serves as the director of the M3 student experience at Misericordia, a care community for people with developmental disabilities.

Steve Rothschild, MD, volunteers his time at Community Health, as well, and spends time at the Franciscan House Shelter.

Joel Augustin, MD, leads Rush medical service trips to Haiti as part of the Rush Global Health Program.

Cynthia Waickus, MD, leads Rush medical service trips to Haiti as part of the Rush Global Health Program.

David Stewart, MD, serves as head physician and minister at the Kenwood United Church of Christ’s free clinic.