EM Year 1:

  • Orientation
  • Emergency Medicine (4 months)
  • Trauma
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • ED-Based Orthopedics/Radiology
  • ED-Based Ultrasound
  • Adult Intensive Care Unit 

The month of July is dedicated to Intern Orientation. Emergency Medicine interns will spend the month of July in lectures, cadaver and simulation labs, a 2 day Ultrasound Course, BLS, ACLS, PALS and ATLS.They will work 4-6 shifts in the ED to familiarize themselves with the department and have plenty of time to learn the city, unpack and get to know their fellow residents.


First year residents will spend 4 months assigned to the Emergency Department here at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and one month in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Children's Hospital and Medical Center here in Omaha. Our ED Based Orthopedics rotation allows the interns to see orthopedic related complaints while reviewing online modules to strength their XR readings kill.  Dr. Weslev Zeger, our ultrasound director, works one-on-one with the interns during their Ultrasound Rotation. The remaining rotations listed above are all one month in duration and take place at the University of  Nebraska Medical Center.

EM Year 2:

  • Emergency Medicine (6 months)
  • Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Toxicology
  • Elective
  • Rural Emergency Medicine
  • Neurosurgery 

The PGY 2 year is a very busy and exciting year!  TheEM residents spend 6 months in the UNMCED and one month at a rural site. They have a choice between going to North Platte or Scottsbluff for their rural experience. One month is spent at the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and one month is spent doing an elective of their choosing.  Critical care months in the Adult ICU, Pediatric ICU and Neurosurgery service help prepare them for an expanded role caring for the critically ill in our ED.

EM Year 3:

  • Emergency Medicine (8 months)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Rural Emergency Medicine
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Elective or ED-based Ultrasound

The final year of the residency is spent mostly honing their skills in our ED at UNMC. A Trauma rotation places the residents in a supervisory role on the trauma team, a second elective month allows them to focus their learning on an area of interest and a second month at a rural site helps strengthen their clinical practice.They round out their year with a month in the pediatric ED to fine-tune their pediatric practice.