Please note, both scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year have been awarded and are no longer available for new applicants.

We are happy to announce that we will again be able to offer two funded scholarships for students traditionally underrepresented in medicine to rotate in our Emergency Department.

In 2017, Rush became the first new Emergency Medicine residency program in Chicago in over 20 years. Our academic Emergency Department sees 72,000 patients a year in a s​ tate-of-the-art, 40,000 square foot ED,​ which opened in 2012. Rush Emergency Medicine proudly serves one of the most diverse urban communities in the country. Our faculty are experienced educators, with expertise in simulation, ultrasound, toxicology, addiction, research and informatics. We strive to uphold the mission of Rush University, and create a learning community where students, faculty, residents and fellows of all backgrounds feel welcome and supported.

The scholarship will provide a $1500 stipend which may be used for travel, housing, application fees, and incidental expenses related to the month-long rotation. The stipend will be provided following successful completion of the rotation. Students will be responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

The scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement, scholarly accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and interest in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine.


This scholarship opportunity is available to currently enrolled, full-time medical students who have completed their third year required courses. Students must be in good academic standing at a LCME accredited institution, must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must meet the same institutional requirements as for all rotating medical students. This opportunity is available for individuals belonging to a group historically underrepresented in medicine including, but not limited to, persons of color, LGBTQI-identified or gender non-conforming individuals, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those living with disabilities.


You will need to complete two separate applications to be considered for this scholarship. The first is the general application for all visiting students, which can be accessed on our course website. We will begin accepting applications on April 15th, 2021.

You will also need to complete a separate application for the Rush EM URiM Scholarship.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a stipend for all of our deserving applicants. Please note that you will still be considered for our visiting student elective experience even if you are not chosen to receive the scholarship, and we hope that you will still consider us during your residency application process​.

Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship Application