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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is world-renowned for our front-line treatment of Ebola patients. But we’re on the front lines in education, too. Nationally-ranked programs, award-winning faculty and cutting-edge approaches to learning are just a few reasons why our graduates go on to rewarding careers and will continue to shape the future of science, academia and health care. 

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About

History

From the state’s first medical college in 1880 to a dental college (1903), pharmacy college (1908), nursing college (1917), allied health training programs (early 1930s) and the Graduate College (1942), UNMC not only expanded to meet the needs of future health professionals but also consolidated several of its colleges into an Omaha campus destined to sustain its growth.

Education

Always with its eye on the territory ahead, UNMC is dedicated to educating the next century of health care professionals with the latest in teaching tools, technology and facilities.

Research

With collaboration from a highly engaged community of skilled professionals and access to world-class facilities, UNMC researchers identify and focus on critical questions that lead to new knowledge and, in the long term, life-changing therapies. Breakthroughs like stem cell transplantation to treat cancer have proven critical to Nebraska, the nation and the world.

Career

Services available to students and alumni include:

  • Resume review
  • Mock interviews
  • Career panels
  • Career counseling
  • Career development educational sessions

Services available to employers include:

  • Posting and marketing of open positions
  • On-campus recruitment opportunities

Services

Student services

  • Student Life
  • Center for Healthy Living
  • Service Learning Academy (SLA)
  • Student Association (CoPH)
  • UNMC COPH ASA
  • UNMC Student Response Team
  • Student Counseling
  • Student Senate
  • About Omaha

Housing services

It is important that students who are making plans to attend the University and who are not Nebraska residents are familiar with the effect residency policies may have on their financial preparation for attending the University.

Library services

The library is open to UNMC students, faculty, and staff and Nebraska Medicine staff. A UNMC or Nebraska Medicine ID badge is required for building and library access.

ICT services

UNMC Information Technology Services is home to 120 employees who support a technology environment an expanding research environment, robust educational technologies and a rapidly expanding physical campus.

Medical services

The goals of Student Health:

  • Healthcare workers are at risk for exposure to many serious diseases while working directly with patients or handling material that could spread infection. 
  • UNMC Student Health will make available immunizations and annual screenings for Tuberculosis and flu vaccinations necessary to assist students in staying compliant with UNMC immunization requirements.

Student Life

Campus life

Each of our campus sites is its own community, connected to a greater community. Located in a handful of Nebraska’s landmark hometowns, UNMC’s divisions across the state are bonded through a shared culture .

  • Omaha: Our ever-growing flagship campus is in the heart of our state’s biggest city. 
  • Lincoln: Dentistry and nursing students share a city and a campus with spirited undergrads.
  • Kearney: This central Nebraska mecca boasts a world-class facility which serves as home to divisions for nursing and allied health professions.
  • Norfolk: Northeast Nebraska’s hub hosts nursing’s Northern Division in a beautiful facility.
  • Scottsbluff-Gering: Nursing and dentistry divisions reside in these Panhandle twin cities.

Sports facilities

Memberships, intramural sports & special events and fitness classes are available to all UNMC & Nebraska Medicine faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, volunteers, contracted employees & affiliated organizations. The facility includes: multi-purpose gymnasium, men’s & women’s locker rooms, health & fitness classrooms, massage room and the Thomas M. Heiser Strength & Fitness Facility.

Student clubs

Student Organizations

  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists  (APhA-ASP)
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)
  • Community Student Pharmacists Association (CSPA)
  • Kappa Epsilon Pharmacy Fraternity - Beta Chapter
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity - Gamma Epsilon Chapter
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society
  • Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society - Alpha Epsilon Chapter
  • Rural Pharmacy Student Association (RPSA)
  • Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP)

Accreditation

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health (College) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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