I appreciated my experience working at Rush University Health Systems. It was interesting, rewarding working with pediatric psych patients, and taught me valuable leadership skills.
I saw many psychiatric illnesses, and it was sometimes sad interacting with children with little support at home, or having past exposure to abusive home situations.
The work to life balance was poor. I worked 3-11, and my commute was 45 minutes. There was some sort of work meeting or group meeting with the psychiatrist almost every week, which increased my commute time. You were expected to join various organizations to get further involved with the organization. The doctors were fair in my opinion; one resident I worked with had never seen a blood glucose machine! The medical center focused a lot on research, advancement, and the latest technologies which I liked! However, the management expected staff to live, breathe, and give their life for Rush; in some respects in closely resembled a good ole' boys fraternity. Little diversity in leadership compared to other organizations I've worked with, a lot of nepotism, and entitled families, patients, and staff!
Great learning experience, but beware, your job is not that secure. Any little mistake or error will be nit picked with a fine toothed comb, leaving you with anxiety and bewilderment.
Great place to work for 2-5 years!