Rush University Medical Center
Bridget Voigt, MD
Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan
Strong Sense of Community: As a medium-sized program, we are large enough to be flexible with scheduling and coverage, but small enough that everyone knows each other well. Faculty are supportive and passionate about teaching.
Outstanding General Pediatrics Training: Robust outpatient pediatric experience in both continuity clinic and acute care clinic in the busiest pediatric resident clinic in Chicago.
Comprehensive Inpatient Training: Our 20 bed general pediatrics floor, 20 bed PICU, and 60 bed NICU allow for a diverse pediatric experience with both high volume and high acuity services.
11 categorical pediatric residents and 4 medicine-pediatric residents per class
About 40% go on to practice primary care and 60% continue on to fellowship at competitive programs across the country
Global Health, Quality Improvement and Advocacy tracks
Serving the entire Chicagoland area with a focus on the West Side Diverse patient population with approximately 70% medicaid and 30% private insurance patients Ideal location where you can walk or ride to work or easily drive from nearby suburbs
Recently transitioned to X+Y scheduling
Y weeks: Focused continuity clinic experience, academic half days, longitudinal wellness, advocacy, mental health and medical education rotations
X weeks: Dedicated inpatient and elective blocks to maximize learning opportunities
Weekly morning report, daily noon conference, opportunities for resident led research
Flexible vacation requests
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) curriculum with specific goals and objectives included in all rotations
Regularly scheduled structural competency training and restorative justice programming
Department wide DEI retreat - DEI focused noon conference and academic half days
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