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RUSH University System for Health Mission

The mission of RUSH is to improve the health of the individuals and diverse communities we serve through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships.

RUSH Medical College Mission

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.

The admissions process is rooted in the medical college mission and seeks candidates who are academically competent, who will actively engage in campus life and the diverse communities we serve, who will enhance and contribute to the diversity of our school and university, and contribute unreservedly to serving, promoting and improving the health of the public. RUSH Medical College seeks individuals who will become vital members of the medical community serving the needs of our diverse and changing population.


Admission Requirements

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Applicants must meet and/or submit the following requirements to be considered:

  • Identify as a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or be of asylee, refugee or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status.
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university accredited in the United States or a Canadian-based institution.
  • As applicable, for postbaccalaureate coursework: Submission of grades through AMCAS for at least 24 hours of postbaccalaureate coursework achieving a strong academic foundation in the basic sciences.
  • Submission of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), a standardized test administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
  • Submission of a Casper score.
  • Submission of the RUSH secondary application.
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation.
  • Meet the RUSH technical standards for admission and promotion.

Learn more about our application requirements:

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Prospective Applicant Resources


How to Apply

Ready to move forward toward your medical career? Review our Application Process and Timeline for all the details you need for applying to RUSH.

Contact Our Admissions Office

RUSH Medical College Office of Admissions
Armour Academic Center, Suite 403
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612

American Medical College Application Service
655 K St., NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 828-0400