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If you've ever thought of being a health care professional who saves lives or wondered what it's like to research the next breakthrough in medicine, then the UNMC High School Alliance is for you.

Our program is your opportunity to observe, shadow and work alongside world-renowned health care professionals and researchers at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and public health advocates.

The year-long experience offers innovative courses for juniors and seniors that are not available in the traditional high school setting, such as infectious diseases, biomedical research and medical decision-making.

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Admissions Process

Admission to this program is competitive, so it's best to apply early.

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NFL player Noah Fant talks about the High School Alliance

Seahawks tight end Noah Fant sits down with Emmy Award-winning sports anchor Paul Silvi to talk about his interest in the medical field and time at the UNMC High School Alliance.

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Noah Fant sits down for interview

Over 10 Years of Success

Since our inception in 2010, the High School Alliance has helped high school junior and seniors in the Omaha metro area cultivate an ongoing interest in health sciences.


students have completed the program since 2010


schools from 16 different public school districts have participated


of alumni have gone on to attend college

In the News

Newly weds Bob and Brianna chat about their life

A lifetime alliance started at UNMC

Bob Anderson and Brianna Martinie met during an HSA icebreaker exercise in 2014, and their futures have been entwined ever since.

Noah Fant talking to current High School Alliance students about his experience

Former High School Alliance student fulfills NFL dream

Noah Fant, a member of the 2015-16 High School Alliance class, is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

Annika Covington posing with her 10 awards

Out-of-this-world accolades for 'Stellar Senior'

Abstract by High School Alliance's Annika Covington receives 10 awards.