New Student Orientation

introduction to medicine in the 21st century

Each fall, incoming first year students participate in a three-day orientation session which has the following goals:

  • Introduce students to their classmates and some of the faculty.
  • Learn the basics of problem-based learning (identification of learning issues and the appropriate resources to research the case).
  • Develop an understanding of some of the stresses of medical school and the support services available.
  • Introduce students to the campus computer system.
  • Review library resources, including literature searching using a computer network.

Groups of faculty work with students in small groups to analyze a case (e.g. a medical student with abdominal pain), develop learning issues, research resources, and learn about campus support services.

Students work in teams to provide care

UNMC prepares students to work in teams to maximize patient care.