Rush University Medical Center

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Rush University Medical Center offers an ACGME-approved program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Residents spend month-long rotations in each of 15 disciplines. The anatomic pathology portion includes autopsy rotations in-house and 2 months of forensic pathology at the Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County. Surgical pathology is divided into 7 subspecialty sign-out areas. Clinical pathology training includes 3 months in the core laboratory, 2 months of laboratory management and rotations in blood banking, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and other labs.

Four per year (AP/CP).

Rush University Medical Center is located on a 33-acre campus with a 684-bed hospital and colleges of medicine, nursing, health sciences, and graduate studies. There are over 650 residents and fellows and more than 500 medical students at Rush. The Department of Pathology provides services to the hospital and serves as the academic department for the medical school. Over 100 autopsies, 40,000 surgical pathology cases, 10,000 cytology cases and more than 2,000,000 clinical laboratory tests are done annually.

Residents are provided with a desk, computer, and microscope. The anatomic pathology area has seven multiheaded microscopes including one with video projection, a fluorescent microscope, and an electron microscope. The clinical labs include chemistry, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry and HLA testing facility, blood bank and cytogenetics.

Rush University Medical Center is just west of downtown Chicago, a beautiful city on the shore of Lake Michigan with many cultural, entertainment and dining venues.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). You will need to provide your dean’s letter, medical school transcripts, three letters of recommendation, USMLE transcripts, CV, and a personal statement. Personal statements must address any gaps in training and employment, as well as any notable features of the applicant’s academic or employment record. Candidates must have graduated within the past five years from approved medical schools and be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Illinois. J1 visas are sponsored. Applications should be received by November 15th for appointments beginning July 1st of the next year.


For 2021-2022 salary ranges were from $59,000 for PGY1 to $69,563 for PGY4. The house staff are also provided, free of charge, with lab coats and surgical scrubs with laundry service, parking, professional liability insurance, medical and dental coverage.