Allison Weidman

Social Change Communication Fellowship

West Side United & Free Spirit Media

West Side United and Free Spirit Media are seeking talented young individuals from West Side communities to help with the creation of positive social media related to the West Side of Chicago. This opportunity will allow fellows to challenge the history of negative media portrayal in communities of color and help create a unique repository …

Social Change Communication Fellowship

West Side United & Free Spirit Media

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Mentors and Mentees Make Lasting Connections Through MedSTEM Pathways

August 8, 2019   Cherie Burke, PhD(c), DNP, CRNA, APN, has been a nurse anesthetist and teacher for three decades — but she’s seeing her job through a whole new lens these days. As one of the first cohort of 26 mentors in Rush’s new REACH MedSTEM Pathways mentorship program, Burke spent six weeks this …

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Learning Goes Both Ways

Mentor Discusses Welcoming Interns to Rush

July 6, 2019   ​​​“I love hosting interns — I find it’s really a benefit,” says Shirley Ambutas, MSN, DNP, clinical nurse specialist at Rush Rehabilitation. This summer, her team is hosting two interns from Rush’s MedSTEM Pathways program, which brings 180 hand-selected high school students to Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital for six weeks …

Learning Goes Both Ways

Mentor Discusses Welcoming Interns to Rush

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Summer Mentorship Program Recap

This summer we piloted our Summer Mentorship Program in conjunction with MedSTEM Pathways and with support from LINK Unlimited Scholars. The goal of this program was to provide high school students from West Side neighborhoods that are interested in various healthcare careers with college and career-focused mentoring from healthcare professionals. We opened up the mentor …

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Hats Service Day

On June 22nd as part of our MedSTEM Pathways Intern Orientation, we hosted a day of service to honor the legacy of Reginald “Hats” Adams, the former head of the Department of Community Affairs. Our interns, Rush employees, and community members participated in various service activities, including picking up garbage around the Rush University Medical …

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