Training & Education
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in research,education and patient care. UNMC had its beginnings nearly 120 years ago as a College of Medicine. Today, UNMC’s nine academic units offer quality education to medical students from across the U.S. and around the world. Direct teaching affiliations are with The Nebraska Medical Center, the Veterans Administration Medical Center and 8 community hospitals. Students have access to facilities totaling 2,800 teaching beds.
The College of Medicine offers the Doctor of Medicine degree and graduate medical education in 17 specialties and 12 subspecialties, including family practice.
College of Dentistry
The College of Dentistry offers the doctor of dental science (DDS), dental hygiene degrees and graduate work in seven specialty areas.
College of Nursing
The College of Nursing offers a four-year bachelor of science in nursing both for full-time students and registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree. Nurses also may pursue a master’s degree, a post-master’s certificate for graduates seeking additional professional development, and a doctoral degree.
College of Pharmacy
The College of Pharmacy offers a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm D) – one of the first in the nation to offer this program – which emphasizes knowledge of medication and patient care. The College of Pharmacy provides drug and health information to more than 30 rural pharmacies though a computerized health information Network.
School of Allied Health Professions
The School of Allied Health Professions offers bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates and professional master’s degrees in 11 specialties, including physical therapy and medical technology.
Graduate Studies and Research Opportunities: UNMC offers graduate study and research programs in anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, physiology and biophysics.
UNMC Continuing Education
Mission Statement – UNMC’s Center for Continuing Education is dedicated to life long learning through the promotion and delivery of educational programs for healthcare professionals in Nebraska, the region and the nation.
The content of the educational activities sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education focuses on primary care and other specialties which are premier to the institution. Content for educational activities is based on needs assessment. Other unique educational activities are those that are conducted for Faculty Development and Outreach activities for regional audiences.
The Center for Continuing Education provides educational activities for primary care and specialty physicians as well as other healthcare professionals. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education utilizes the strengths and knowledge of our faculty as well as national and international experts to increase the knowledge of local, state, regional, national and international audiences.
Types of Activities Offered
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education sponsors live activities, conferences and workshops; journal CME; audio; video; and computer-based learning activities.
Expected Results of the Program
As a result of the educational activities, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education focuses on improving the health of patients by educating and modifying the professional behaviors of the physician and other healthcare providers.
UNMC provides exceptional programs in Tele-Education, Tele-Medicine, CME Curriculum, Allied Health, Nursing and other specialized programs to suit our partners’ needs. These programs are delivered on-line or on a CD Rom. The interaction between the student and the instructor is generally conducted on-line.
UNMC offers on-line, web-based specialized certification or diploma courses and training programs at our partners’ facilities and in Nebraska.
Training in the Latest Technology
UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center received a 100-percent grade for our advanced medical technology. International physicians and their patients are beneficiaries of our innovative medical and technological programs, rated among the very best in the U.S. Your healthcare professionals can participate in observership in our latest medical technology deployed at UNMC.