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Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at RUSH Medical College develops empathic physician leaders dedicated to innovation, research and health equity. 

You will train in a nationally recognized medical hub featuring RUSH University Medical Center and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The vibrant, diverse city of Chicago exposes you to a wide range of patient cases. 

Fast Facts: Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program
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Our Approach

Accomplished faculty

Our expert faculty practice what they teach as physicians at RUSH University Medical Center, a top-tier academic medical center.  

Your professor may teach you about ventricular arrhythmia one day and implant a cardioverter defibrillator the next. 


Community service, global health and health equity

We have a longstanding commitment to community engagement, global health and health equity.  

Our students are a significant part of our efforts. You learn to develop patient relationships and work in teams while providing services to communities in need. 



You will have diverse experiences beyond the classroom. Our clinical rotations, community service opportunities and student groups foster inclusive environments. 

And our location on the West Side provides chances to interact with patients from various backgrounds. 


Research opportunities

You can pursue exciting research opportunities at RUSH, which is at the leading edge of clinical-, basic science- and community-based research.  

We have more than 150 research grants from the National Institutes of Health. Our investigators are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical trials. 


Student wellness

We recognize that it’s important to be mindful of your well-being as you navigate the complexities of medical school. 

Several resources are available to you at RUSH to help you maintain wellness in all aspects of your life. 

Program Length and Location

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at RUSH Medical College is a four-year program. It is divided into preclerkship (first and second years) and clerkship (third and fourth years).

You will start working with patients within the first few weeks of your first year. 

Program Tuition

At RUSH University, we know your education is a big investment. We want to make sure you have all the information to make the best financial decisions for you. 


Full Time Tuition Charges

Program year Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Total
M1 $23,111 $23,111 $11,556 $57,778
M2 $27,690 $27,690 $18,460 (M3 Start) $73,840
M3 $18,460 $18,460 $18,460 (M4 Start) $55,380
M4 $18,460 $18,460   $36,920


Enrollment Fee

Program year Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Total
M1 EF $11,576 $11,576 $5,789 $28,941
M2 EF $14,471 $14,471 $9,647 (M3 Start) $38,589
M3 EF $9,647 $9,647 $9,647 (M4 Start) $28,941
M4 EF $9,647 $9,647   $19,294


Learn about tuition and financial aid at RUSH University

More than 80 percent of RUSH Medical College students receive financial assistance.  

Financial aid is awarded based on financial need (cost of education less student and family resources). The difference is met with both grant and loan assistance. 

Grant aid is based on parent information, regardless of whether you are independent, married or single. 

Students who are at least 30 years old by the program start date do not need to submit parent information. You will still receive full consideration for need-based discretionary aid. 

We provide information on how to apply for financial assistance once you are accepted.

Hear from our Students
  • Student Profile: Lance Shaull

    Lance Shaull reflects on his first year as a medical student, why he chose RUSH Medical College and what drove him to pursue a career in medicine.

  • Mollie's first year at RUSH Medical College

    Mollie Lesser reflects on her first year of medical school at RUSH

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