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 Instructor, Gender Affirmation Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with a start date of July 1, 2025. The fellow will work alongside the skilled faculty within the Division as well as Section Chief of Gender Affirmation Surgery, Dr. Loren S. Schechter. The ideal candidate will possess strong academic and clinical credentials, excellent communication and organizational skills. The fellow will participate in the multidisciplinary team, as well as gain exposure to facial feminization and top and bottom surgery, including microvascular reconstruction. Clinical research, including publications and presentations at national and international meetings, is expected. The selected candidate will complete a non-accredited fellowship and will be appointed at the Instructor faculty rank. Candidates must be board eligible, have authorization to work in the US, and have the ability to work at multiple sites.
The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is a rapidly growing program, which is academically focused, and comprised of a group of highly trained faculty with a broad range of clinical interests. The applicant will have access to a wealth of resources, including research support, advance practice providers, a craniofacial orthodontist, and other faculty within the Division and Medical Center with expertise in transgender health.
Rush University System for Health 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 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 2022-2023. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized ten Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, reflect the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.
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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Rush 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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