Observership Program

Director of Observerships:  Najib Murr, M.D.


The aim of this program is to provide a basic overview and relevant clinical experience in Neurology.

Definition of "Observer"

"Observer" will be the term used for all qualified medical students or physicians trained or working outside of the United States who wish to enhance their knowledge in Neurology.

The Observer must have graduated from a medical school listed in the International Medical Education Directory.

The Observer will not participate in the care, decision making or execution of the clinical medical plans. Patient contact is not allowed.

All Observers must be able to converse in the English language.

Duration of Observership

The duration of Observership will be one month or at the discretion of the Department of Neurological Sciences.


The Observers are expected to participate in Neurology Rounds and Conferences. They will also get an opportunity to spend time in The Nebraska Epilepsy Center, EEG and EMG labs. They will also get an opportunity to observe in the outpatient Neurology clinics.


If accepted there is a nonrefundable fee of $1000.
The Observer is expected to take care of his/her expenses. 
No benefits, salary or stipends are provided to the Observer.
The Observer is expected to take care of their own room and board. 
Each candidate is responsible for providing his/her own medical insurance. 
This is a non-funded program.

Please Submit the Following

Observers will are responsible to obtain the proper type of visa and non-immigrant status to be able to join the Observership Program.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center does not sponsor or advise you in this regard.

  1. Observership Application
  2. C.V.
  3. U.S.M.L.E. Scores – For all steps (if applicable).
  4. Medical Transcripts.
  5. Recommendation Letters (3).
  6. Letter requesting an Observership at Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
  7. Photo.
  8. Visa (if applicable).
  9. Passport (if applicable).
  10. Med Staff Forms *Please print your name after your signature*

Please send hard copies to:

Dept of Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center
988435 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8435

Medical Staff Office will have to get their requirements fulfilled before any Observership can begin, including: Privacy, Confidentiality & Security of Patient Proprietary Information; Visiting Staff Agreement of Understanding; Medical Staff Patient Information Confidentiality Agreement.

Click on Med Staff Forms to download Agreements for Medical Staff Office and submit these forms with your completed application.