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Rush University Medical Center Department of Global Health

Visited Locations (2)

Countries: Dominican Republic, Israel

Months of Travel: Trips are generally 8 days long

Year Initiated: 2005

Total Yearly Outreach Participants: 150-200

Matriculants per class: 4

Medical School Involvement:

Other participating professional schools:

nursing, advanced practice nursing, PA, pharmacy

Faculty and staffing:

Stephanie Crane, MD (director), Jennifer Towbin, MD (assistant section director, global health residency track), Shanu Gupta, MD (core faculty, global health residency track), Maria Keegan, DNP (program manager)

Application process:


This is the link where residents interested in applying for the global health residency track can apply; for non-resident applicants, there is a yearly survey sent out including trip dates and locations (DR or Haiti) and we try to comprise balanced, interdisciplinary teams from those who are interested.

Program elements:

Scholarly elements include didactic coursework for the global health residents, an interdisciplinary summer institute (starting summer 2017) aimed at students & trainees who are interested in participating in global health efforts, and a global health symposium (this year, it will be held March 6-9th) open to Rush students and employees as well as the greater Chicago community as a chance to hear expert lecturers on topics of interest in global health as well as updates from peers on current efforts in global health (via a poster & abstracts).

Financial support:

Institutional support from RUMC, also work closely with Community Empowerment.

Faculty time allotted:

Varies/staff member

Administrative support:

0.25 employee position (program manager)




NGO/In Country Partners

  • Community Empowerment
  • Project CURE