Health Equity - Project Coordinator - 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 Health Equity – Project Coordinator.

The Health Equity Project Coordinator works with students within the Health Equity and Social Justice Leadership Program on their projects.  

Responsibilities and Duties

All faculty and staff who work at Rush Medical College embody the Rush ICARE values. They are described here as they apply to education.

  • INNOVATION: use feedback from program evaluation to regularly make improvements to delivery of the curriculum, test new methods where appropriate
  • COLLABORATION: work with other faculty and staff to deliver an increasingly integrated experience to students
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: proactively identify and solve problems, complete responsibilities in a timely manner
  • RESPECT: treat our students, faculty, and staff with civility 
  • EXCELLENCE: track quality metrics in the curriculum related to your role to continuously pursue improvement.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead student projects for the M1, M2, M3, and M4 years.
  • Organize students into project groups and assists them with finding a community partner for their longitudinal project.
  • Sets expectations for students, assisting with project scope, creating and grading assignments, assisting students with work timelines, and project evaluation.
  • Guide students through creating scholarly work from their projects.
  • Keep a running log of projects from past years and scholarly work from previous years.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Medical doctorate
  • Experience in teaching students


This position is awarded 5% buy down from clinical work for educational involvement, which corresponds to approximate 100 hours of time across the year.

 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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