Clinical Sites

Rush University Medical Center


Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) is a 676-bed not-for-profit academic center affiliated with Rush University, and will serve as the primary site for the Rush Emergency Medicine Residency.  The RUMC ED sees approximately 74,000 patients per year from a diverse population from the city of Chicago as well as the wider metro market. With a rapidly growing volume with high rates of critical care and acute care admissions, it is also one of the newest and most technologically integrated ED facilities in the region.  The ED has a long reputation as a primary teaching and learning environment for both residents and medical students. Residents will spend most of their non-ED time at Rush rotating in a variety of critical care units.

Rush-Copley Medical Center


Rush-Copley Medical Center is a 210-bed hospital located west of the city in Illinois’ 2nd largest city, Aurora. Rush-Copley treats nearly 70,000 people each year and will serve as a high value Community ED experience for our EM residents. Residents will benefit from the large volume of pediatric patients seen in the ED, which approaches 30%. Residents will learn valuable skills relevant to community emergency medicine practice including stabilization of patients for transfer and management of patients without immediate access to tertiary care or backup subspeciality care.

John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County


The John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County is a public teaching hospital in the Illinois Medical District, adjacent to the Rush University campus. Residents will rotate on the trauma service, which is one of the largest in the US seeing over 5700 trauma activations a year. As one of the primary trauma training centers in the Chicago region, Rush EM residents will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from a number of local and regional EM programs as they rotate in the trauma ED, the SICU, and Stroger burn unit.


Kasia Gore, Assistant Professor

“I’m looking forward to having EM residents who will bring never-ending opportunities for continued learning, who will question and challenge – it’s an awesome way to always grow as a physician.  I also can’t wait for the camaraderie- we already have an amazing team of physicians who brighten each shift but adding more passionate and energetic individuals will make our department simply the best.”