Teaching at Rush

Teaching and Education

If academic medicine is your passion, pursue it at Rush. The physicians and staff at Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College are as diverse as the medical students they inspire. Forty-six percent are women and 28 percent are minorities. All are world-renowned for their patient-centered approach to teaching.

Rush University is well represented in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” survey, which recognized six programs in the Rush University College of Nursing and two programs in the Rush University College of Health Sciences ranked among the top 10 in the country. Research-training faculty members at Rush are renowned for their depth of knowledge. Rush also has early first- and second-year programs in which students undergo intensive clinical training, work directly with patients in health care settings, and work one-on-one with practicing physicians in their Chicago-area offices.

As you teach, you are also encouraged to keep learning. Faculty members actively participate in teaching workshops and mentoring programs. Each year, the university’s best educators are honored with Rush Faculty Excellence Awards in clinical service, education, research, mentoring and more. Rush faculty initiatives inspire Rush students to participate in offerings such as the Rush Community Services Initiatives Program. This program is an all-volunteer, student-led outreach program that addresses social and health care needs of Chicago’s communities and neighborhoods. Join Rush and teach medicine the way it should be.