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Syed RahmanLetter From Our Chief Resident

Welcome to the Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency Program website. As you browse though our website, you will gain an understanding of why our program is the ideal family medicine training site, and our graduates have gone on to become excellent family physicians.

The strength of our program is embedded in the fact that we are a completely unopposed program. Our training is a testament to our highly trained and knowledgeable core faculty, community attending physicians, and subspecialties. Being unopposed, we are given the opportunity to learn directly from our specialists. Residents here are charged with a great deal of responsibility. From inpatient to pediatrics, from our busy clinic to the OB unit, our residents lead Rapid Response Teams and respond to all Codes. There are learning opportunities at every turn.

The highlight our program is the people we work with everyday. A strong sense of mutual respect exists between the residents, the ancillary staff is a pleasure to learn from and to work with, and the faculty strives to create an environment where residents learn, ask questions, and is done so in a friendly manner. The specialists and subspecialists are very approachable and are always willing to teach and discuss cases. We are not just seen as “Residents” but as doctors and fellow colleagues.

Our campus is located in the city of Aurora, the second largest city in the state of Illinois. This provides us with an incredibly diverse group of patients and medical conditions. Many of our clinic patients, often including multiple generations, have been coming to our clinic for years from all neighboring cities. The proximity to the city of Chicago allows us to enjoy the wonderful events, diverse culture, and infrastructure of a world class city. From city life to the outdoor life, our residents have access to it all.

As you go through the Match process and decide where you would like to call “home away from home” for 3 years, I invite you to consider our Family Medicine Residency program. Here, you will develop an excellent knowledge base and an opportunity to develop your own unique way of practicing Medicine in a variety of clinical settings. Residency is challenging and can be overwhelming, but here at Rush Copley, you will find fun and exciting days to make up for the difficult ones.

Please explore the rest of our website to learn more about us. Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions.

I wish you the best in your future pursuit.

Syed Rahman, M.D.
Chief Resident
Class of 2017