University of Nebraska Medical Center

Clinical Placement Locations

The UNMC Diagnostic Cytology program is a leader in distance education with students located all over the country. Students receive didactic/lab instruction through distance education technologies but must be at their accepted clinical placement location (almost daily) to complete their clinical coursework.

NOTE: Applicants – please be aware of possible additional state licensure requirements for cytology professionals in your home state or desired state of employment. If state licensure is required for cytology professionals in the state of one of our clinical placement locations, a (+) will be added to encourage further investigation at the applicants responsibility. Please see our Certification & Licensure page to learn more.

Academic Year 2024-2025 Admission Cycle

Please see below information for the Omaha location and the approved list of clinical placement locations:

  • Nebraska: Omaha has 8-10 spots available each year.

  • Arizona: Sonora Quest Laboratories, Phoenix (typically 2-3 spots available) *
  • Florida: BayCare, Greater Tampa Bay area (typically 2 spots available)*
  • Illinois: Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana (typically 2 spots available)
  • Iowa: UnityPoint Health, Des Moines (typically 1 spot available)
  • Massachusetts: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (typically 2 spots available)*
  • Michigan: Corewell Health (Previously known as Spectrum Health), Grand Rapids (typically 1 spot) *
  • New Hampshire: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon (typically 1 spot available) *
  • North Carolina: LabCorp, Burlington (typically 2 spots available)*
  • North Dakota: Sanford Health Amber Valley Lab, Fargo
  • Ohio: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus (typically 1 spot available) Only employees can apply.
  • Texas: ProPath, Dallas (typically 2 spots available) *
  • West Virginia: West Virginia University Medicine, Morgantown (typically 2 spots available) *
Not currently taking students:
  • Arizona: LabCorp, Phoenix (NOT taking students for Fall 2024)
  • California: Pathology Associates (Sierra Pathology Laboratory Inc), Clovis (NOT taking students for Fall 2024)
  • California: University of California Davis Health, Sacramento (NOT taking students for Fall 2024)
  • Washington: Avero Diagnostics (Previously known as NW Pathology), Bellingham (NOT taking students for Fall 2024)

* Preference will be given to employees

NOTE: Although we’ve listed the typical number of spots available at each location, the number of students accepted may vary each year. 

Ready to apply? The application process is the same for all locations. How to apply

If you are interested in more information regarding one of these locations, including tuition and fees, please contact:

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Allied Health Professions
Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
984035 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4035