Welcome to Rush!

As interim dean of Rush Medical College, I have the privilege of leading a team that is dedicated to making all members of our community feel welcome. We strive to reflect the communities knowingly and unknowingly inhabited by our patients, providers and their families of choice, and do so in a manner that uplifts us all. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment for students and trainees from all backgrounds, in order to continue growing on our journey to serve our patients and one another. Together we are better.

Cynthia Brincat, MD, PhD
Interim Dean, Rush Medical College
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cynthia Brincat, MD


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News & Updates


Natali Smiley and Marissa Pharel
Gold Fellows Explore Access to Mental Health Care Resources in Underserved Communities
Rush Medical College students Marissa Pharel and Natali Smiley focused their research project on care for pregnant mothers in Chicago’s South and West side neighborhoods.
Suzi Lopez, MD
Heal the System: Medicine must be anti-racist
Rush internal medicine physician Susan Lopez, MD, talked to KevinMD about how structural racism persists in patient experiences in health care institutions everywhere.
Building Blocks
Connecting Students with Mentors in Health Care
The Building Blocks partnership with Rush Medical College provides Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School students an immersive look at careers in medicine.
Students carrying supplies kneel at the entrance to a tent beneath a highway overpass
A Driving Force for Health Equity
Rush Medical College earned the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2020 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement for its work to protect Chicago’s most vulnerable communities from COVID-19.