As a family practice resident, you will quickly find this unique community-based family practice residency program has a lot to offer. The first year of your program will be centered in Omaha, a metropolitan area of 600,000 which mixes big city sophistication with a small-town friendliness and a cost of living far below the national average.

The second and third years of the program will be based in Kearney, Nebraska. Residents will be involved in the care of patients who are rooted deep in the traditions of middle America. While it may not be located in the heart of a large city, Good Samaritan Health Systems in Kearney is a hospital known for its strong commitment to bring innovative technology and services to the thousands of families it care for in Central and Western Nebraska. You will benefit from the unique level of cohesion among the members of the physician community.

The sophistication of Kearney does not stop with the medical community. Kearney is nestled in the midst of the Great Plains and is home to a wide variety of shopping, as well as nationally and internationally recognized firms. You will be able to enjoy life in a progressive, vibrant area that still is firmly rooted in the traditions of a family-oriented lifestyle.

Tied to that tradition is the quality school system in Kearney, which educates students who regularly rank high nationwide on college entrance exams. The University of Nebraska-Kearney, with 7,600 students, provides strong support for your educational needs. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, is a short drive away on Interstate 80.

And there is more…attractions including museums, theatre, thoroughbred horse racing, and much more. Recreation is a trademark for the Kearney area. The many area lakes provide the setting for fishing, boating, and water skiing. Challenging golf courses and scenic parks are just minutes way.

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