About Rush Medical College

Rush Medical College, located in Chicago, offers medical students a supportive environment where they can gain in-depth clinical experience from our renowned practitioner-teachers. Founded in 1837, Rush has an acclaimed history as one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and continues to make major contributions to medical science and education through research and clinical trials.

Because the college is located in the Illinois Medical District, which includes the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and is on the same campus as Rush University Medical Center, a nationally and internationally known academic health center and health system, our students serve a diverse population of patients from across Chicago and beyond. Our students pride themselves in making a difference — putting in extra hours to volunteer in numerous service opportunities aimed at helping the underinsured and noninsured in our own community.

Students service more than 10,000 community members annually through programs aimed at improving health care access, enhancing health education and promotion, and building a pipeline of future health care professionals.


Through a supportive and dynamic learning community, Rush Medical College nurtures the development of empathic, proficient physicians dedicated to continuous learning, innovation, and excellence in clinical practice, education, research and service.


Rush Medical College will be the global leader in student-centered, future-oriented medical education.

About our students

Approximately 130 students graduate from Rush Medical College each year to enter a diverse range of primary care and specialty fields.

Rush Medical College total enrollment 2016-17

Year Male Female Total
M1 79 59 138
M2 63 66 129
M3 69 64 133
M4 49 66 115
Total enrollment 260 255 515

2017 entering class profile

Primary applications received 8,673
Completed applications 5,372
Number of interviews 442
Illinois residents 119
Out-of-state residents 323
Number of 2017 matriculants 136
Female 64
Male 72
Number of states of residence of matriculants 26
Number of undergraduate institutions of matriculants 75
Average science GPA, four-point scale 3.54
Average MCAT15 composite 510
Average number of community service hours 1,324
Average number of healthcare exposure hours 2,580

Our Teams:

Dean, Rush Medical College
Senior Associate Dean, Education
Jonathan Meyer, MBA
Director, Operations
Judith Busse
Manager, Special Events 
Joy Hooper
Administrative Assistant
Cynthia Boyd, MD Assistant Dean, Admissions
Jill Volk, MSEd Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Alyssa Cannataro Assistant Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Bernadette Gallegos

Manager, Admissions

Ed Miranda, MPA Manager, Outreach
Assistant Dean, Basic Sciences Education
Aimee Szewka Assistant Dean, Clinical Education
Angela Blood, MPH, MBA
Director, Curriculum and Education Management
Jamie Cvengros, PhD
Director, Clinical Communcation Skills Training & Research
Susan Glick, MD Director, Early Clinical Experience
Mark Grichanik, PhD
Director, Educational Assessment
Jan Schmidt
Assistant Director, Clinical Curriculum
Ellenkate Finley
Manager, Simulation Education
Maria Szczech, MA
Manager, Assessment
Angela Veliz-Solic, PhD
Manager, Curriculum and Instructional Design
Jenny Ham
Coordinator, Physicianship Education
Lisa Johnson
Coordinator, M1 Education
Janice Tonietto
Coordinator, M2 Education
Gloria Watkins
Coordinator, Education


Student Affairs
Jay Behel, PhD Assistant Dean, Academic Development
Joy Sclamberg, MD Assistant Dean, Career Development
Christine Corral, PhD Director, Student Professional Development
Mary Konieczny

Coordinator, Education


Rahul Patwari, MD Assistant Dean, Technology and Innovation
Bill Fleming, MSIS, MS Director, Medical Student Systems
Owen Yuen Database Analyst


Admissions Contact

Rush Medical College
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 524
Chicago, IL 60612
Email: rmc_admissions@ruh.edu