Associate Director - Clinical Bridge & Transition to Residency - Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Educator

RUSH University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for RUSH Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites applications for the position of Associate Director – Clinical Bridge & Transition to Residency.

The Transition to Residency course spans the entire M4 year and concludes with a 4-week Clinical Bridge Course. These required M4 year courses are integral in preparing medical students for their upcoming residency experiences. The Associate Director plays a pivotal role in steering course activities, which includes organizing content, recruiting faculty, developing makeup activities, and conducting literature reviews to refine the curriculum. The Associate Director will also facilitate coordination with role leaders and Course Directors. The use of simulation is a significant aspect of this course, requiring the Associate Director to have or develop expertise in simulation methodologies at Rush. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collaborate closely with the Director of the Clinical Bridge Course and TTR Course Directors to plan and implement the course during its designated period in the M4 year, including other times as needed to fulfill graduation requirements. 
  • Develop and organize course content, ensuring it meets the educational objectives and prepares students for residency. 
  • Assist in planning activities as delegated by the Course Directors. 
  • Participate in teaching activities as assigned by the Course Directors. 
  • Conduct a thorough evaluation of the course, integrating student feedback to make necessary adjustments for future sessions. 
  • Engage in scholarly activities related to the transition to residency, contributing to the academic community's understanding and practices in this area. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must be a clinician in good standing at Rush University Medical Center. 
  • Require authorization from one's department chair or section chief. 
  • Additional qualifications as applicable. 
  • This position is designed for an individual who is deeply committed to enhancing the medical education landscape, particularly in facilitating a smooth transition for students entering residency. The Associate Director will play a crucial role in shaping the future of medical education at Rush, requiring a blend of leadership, innovation, and dedication to excellence. 

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships.

RUSH includes RUSH University Medical Center, RUSH University, RUSH Copley Medical Center and RUSH Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. RUSH University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises RUSH Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.

RUSH is an elite medical community recognized yearly for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. We’re proud to have received Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three RUSH hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index. Our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and staff are the heartbeat of our health system’s ongoing success. We know how important it is to recruit and retain exceptional staff and faculty to execute our mission.

Join RUSH and become part of one of the nation’s best healthcare systems. 

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.

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Kara Confer
Kara Confer
Director, Faculty and Provider Recruitment

Why Rush?

Best HospitalsRush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.


Rush is united by diversity, inclusion and a commitment to health equity. Rush is also a perennial “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”

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Research at Rush

Rush is currently involved in more than 1,600 research studies, many NIH-funded. Rush’s long tradition of discovery dates back to determining the causes of scarlet fever, heart attacks and sickle cell anemia. Today we’re also leaders in neurosciences, cancer, immunology, infection, regenerative medicine and more. Join us in spearheading life-changing research at the national level.

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