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Welcome to the Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency Program! Thank you for visiting our website. I’m certain that as you browse the website you’ll begin to see why I fell in love with this program.

First, we are a completely unopposed program. Our residents gain an incredible amount of experience in a short time under the direct supervision and guidance of our experienced faculty.  We function as the only residents in the hospital and provide 24-hour coverage to our inpatient service as well as run all rapid response teams, giving us experience in all aspects of family medicine, including obstetrics and pediatrics. Patient care is truly driven by team work between residents, community attendings, and specialists, something you will see on a daily basis.

Our busy Family Medicine Center serves largely a Public Aid population and is a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Our clinic is located right on campus and is attached to the hospital.  We conduct regular group visits for chronic medical conditions and have recently been named a Center of Diabetes Excellence. Our daily schedule includes acute walk-ins, annual exams, and follow-up of chronic medical conditions. With the support of faculty and clinic staff, you will thrive in the outpatient setting.

Our location is also ideal. We are located in Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois, providing us with an incredibly diverse group of patients and pathology. The surrounding suburbs also have a lot to offer in terms of culture, dining and activity. Being only about forty miles west of Chicago, it is easy to enjoy all that the city of Chicago has to offer as well.

You can see, for all the reasons above, that the training you will receive here will provide you with an excellent knowledge base and enable you to practice in all areas of family medicine. Our graduates have gone into a variety of clinical settings successfully, including traditional family practice, urgent care, hospitalist work, and subsequent fellowships.

Please explore our website to learn more about our residents, faculty, and curriculum. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  You may reach me via email at

I wish you the best of luck this interview season.

Niraj Shah, M.D.
Chief Resident
Class of 2015