Campus Locations

Monday through Thursday classes meet on the UNMC Campus in Omaha in the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education. Focused dental activities take place at the UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln (50 miles west of Omaha) on Fridays, while medical scholars remain in Omaha for anatomy and clinic and/or clinical lab experiences.



The University of Nebraska at Omaha is located in the heart of Omaha. SMDEP students at UNMC reside in Scott Residence Hall located on the UNO campus. Scott Hall dedicates two floors to SMDEP residents; all rooms are suites that contain a shower, a vanity with double sink, and a twin-sized bed, bureau, desk, and chair for each occupant (4) in a private bedroom within the suite. A common living area with a sink, microwave oven, and refrigerator as well as love seat and chair is also part of each suite. Linen and towel service is provided to SMDEP scholars by Scott Residence Hall. SMDEP scholars have unlimited access to lounges on each SMDEP floor, a fitness room, study rooms, game room, and coin-operated laundry facilities within the building. Movie rentals, cooking facilities, and other amenities are also available. Eight first year UNMC medical students serve as resident assistants and live in the residence halls with SMDEP scholars.



SMDEP students are provided three meals a day, Monday through Friday.  Breakfast and an evening meal are at Scott Residence Hall and for lunch, students are provided with meal tickets redeemable at the cafes on campus.  On weekend days, SMDEP students are provided brunch and an evening meal.  A vegetarian selection is available at each meal.  Other dietary needs can be accommodated upon request.



Daily dress can be casual wear that you would normally wear in the classroom. However, students are asked to remember that they will be in a hospital setting. and are expected to dress accordingly. No torn clothing or sweats. Dress tastefully. During clinical activities, students are required to wear business casual wear (no jeans or open-toed shoes). Some suggestions of what to wear include, but are not limited to, khakis, skirts, and nice shirts.  Classrooms can be cool.  You may want to bring a sweater/pullover for inside.  (web search casual/business casual for ideas).   Closing Banquet: We do have a banquet at the close of the session. Business formal/cocktail attire is requested. (web search business formal/cocktail attire for ideas)

Nebraska Weather  

Nebraska’s summer weather can be unpredictable. The summers are very hot and humid, but the weather may vary during the duration of the program. Scholars may want to bring a comforter for cool summer nights; the dorm is air-conditioned. Additionally, Nebraska often has severe thunderstorms. Please bring rain gear, as well as a flashlight for the dormitory room in case of electrical outages.


Like all SMDEP sites, we provide a $600 stipend. This is taxable income. We provide scholars $200 at the end of the first week, $200 at the end of the 3rd week and $200 at the end of the last week. If scholars have checked out university items, we hold the last payment until the item(s) are returned.


What to bring checklist  
  • Alarm Clock
  • Notebook, pens, pencils (do not bring text books)
  • Calculator
  • Cell phone/calling card
  • Toiletries
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower caddy
  • Robe
  • Insect repellent
  • Medications & first aid supplies
  • Sun screen
  • Rain gear (umbrella, etc.)
  • Appropriate and variety of casual wear, clinical ward attire, and an outfit for the closing banquet.
  • Travel Iron (they have a few in the dorms, but not enough for everyone at once)
  • Lounge wear for nights/weekends
  • Sneakers for walking tours
  • Swim wear
  • Padlock (if using storage cage available in dorm)
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Camera
  • ATM cards or bank deposit slips/envelopes for stipend checks
  • Network cable (Cat 5) for dorms, since Wi-Fi is spotty.  (Web Search Cat 5 cable if not certain what this is)Your room is separate with your own key. You may bring your own laptop/notebook and a small TV. Cable is provided in your rooms and in the general living area, but no TV.
  • Scott Residence Hall provides sheets, pillows, blankets and towels.  So no need to bring those.  But if you like your own, you can certainly bring them.  The beds are twin sized.