The Omaha track residency program consists of a few different components and options. Please read below for an overview of these programs and click on the links at the left or below for more details!
The Advanced Rural Training Program and the Primary Care Program are both designed for UNMC senior medical students. The Primary Care Program offers students the opportunity to either specialize in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine at the conclusion of the PGY-1 Primary Care Internship year. The Advanced Rural Training Program has graduated 56 residents since its inception in 1993. Over 80% of graduates are practicing in rural Nebraska. This program is specifically designed to prepare family physicians for practice in rural Nebraska with a focus on the procedural skills a rural family physician must possess. Family physicians teach a majority of these procedures, including C-sections, colonoscopies and EGDs, over the four years of training.
The traditional three year program offers two positions per year. Residents in this educational track are afforded the same training opportunities available to all residents in the program. We have continued to maximize the number of elective months available to all residents in order to allow individualized training based on future practice plans.
The Urban Underserved Track, based at One World Community Health Center in Omaha, offers focused underserved training and the option of obtaining an MPH during a fourth year for those residents interested in underserved populations and public health. The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in Spanish is required and we currently offer two positions per year.
We are in our 20th year of affiliation with the United States Air Force Residency based at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue. Our residency continues to be a fully integrated civilian/military program and serves as a model for other USAF residency training programs. Due to the strong didactic and procedural training available, the residency attracts the best and brightest applicants from across the nation. There are currently 22 residents assigned to this program.
The Family Medicine faculty continues to teach the full spectrum of family medicine skills--including C-sections, UGI Endoscopy, colonoscopy, and colposcopy--to our residents. Family medicine faculty serve as attending physicians for our own hospital and obstetric services. At the same time, residents enjoy the benefits of being taught by expert teaching faculty across multiple medical disciplines. All residents participate in the two month Combined Outstate Rural Experience where they have the opportunity to experience life as a rural practitioner. Current sites include Valentine, Chadron, and Geneva, all of which consistently rank as favorite resident training experiences.
- Omaha Track
- Rural Track