Faculty Advisor - 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 Faculty Advisor.

Faculty Advisors provide longitudinal support to their students via recurrent individual and community meetings and create a sense of belonging and camaraderie through social events. Advisors receive professional development training from MSA leadership to ensure they are well equipped to provide high quality advice regarding the adjustment to medical college, wellness and balance, extracurricular opportunities, research, specialty selection, and the match process.  


Provide high quality, longitudinal, individualized advising support to a cohort of RMC students 


Address the advising needs of students as they progress from matriculation to graduation 


  • Advisees 

Strategic oversight of: 

  • Individualized student advising meetings 
  • Function of their Longitudinal Advising Community  

Report to: Assistant Dean of Medical Student Affairs Advising, RMC

Oversee and direct programs and services in the following broad areas: 

  1. Longitudinal Advising Community Events
  1. Annual Orientation and Kick-off 
  1. Advisory Community Meetings, Quarterly 
  1. Faculty Advisor Development sessions, bimonthly 
  1. RMC events: welcome picnic, White Coat Ceremony, OIME, Happy Hours, Holiday Parties, Match Day, Graduation 
  1. Advising Community social and service events 
  1. All-Advisory social events  

  1. Individual Student Meetings
  1. Semi-annual individual meetings with all advisees 
  1. Additional ad hoc individual meetings as needed, including support for Early Intervention Committee and Committee on Student Promotion, exit/re-entry planning for Leave of Absence students, and support during for SOAP for any unmatched students 

  1. Asynchronous advising activities 
  1. Networking with RUMC colleagues to arrange for research and shadowing opportunities), collaboration with other RMC personnel regarding students 
  1. Administrative/documentation: scheduling: 1:1 meetings; reviewing pre-meeting survey responses; note writing in MedLeaders; planning social events (reservations, invites, logistics); XM reimbursement requests; coordinating with peer advisors; completing feedback modules for program improvement; communication with MSA leadership; creating faculty profile for peer advisor e-book 
  1. Residency application support: reviewing CVs, personal statements, and applications; writing recommendation letters  

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.”

Quality of life

Chicago offers an excellent selection of homes in downtown, suburban and rural locations, as well as public and private schools and colleges. Local museums, entertainment, culture and the arts are world-class. Celebrated restaurants, craft breweries and local distilleries abound.

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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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