'We Get Out There and Do'Thousands of students, resident physicians and faculty members volunteer each year as part of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Programs, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.
Physician, Reveal ThyselfRush has begun including patient survey results in individual physicians' online profiles. It's among few U.S. medical centers, and the only one in the Midwest, to make this information available to potential patients.
My patients constantly challenge me, and I like that. I like that I’m constantly learning. And especially now with the Internet, they look things up. And they have very specific questions. And they have a lot more knowledge, I feel like, than they did in the past, which is great.
If they’re not invested in the treatments that we’re talking about, then it’s not really worth doing, and so I hope that together we can find a course of treatment that works best for them. Whether it’s medication, whether it’s an exercise regimen, whether it’s a diagnostic test, a change in their diet, I want to find something that works for them.