University of Nebraska Medical Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an interview required?
Yes, applicants can expect an interview with members of the admissions committee either virtually (Zoom) or in-person. On-site interviews are at the applicant’s own expense. Interviews typically occur around March. See How to Apply for more information related to the application and interview process.
How soon after interviews are candidates notified of acceptance?
Candidates will be notified of their acceptance by the end of April. They will have one week to accept the position. If they decline, additional offers will be made from the waitlist.
How many residents are accepted each year?
At this time, the UNMC Orthopedic PT Residency program may accept up to two residents each year.
When does the program begin/end?
The program begins around August 1st and runs through the 3rd week in August the following year.
Where do I find information on getting licensed to practice in the state of Nebraska?
More information regarding Nebraska Licensure can be found at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Do you accept PT Compact privileges?
Yes, the resident must be licensed to practice in the state of Nebraska, that may include having compact privileges.  More information on the PT compact.
What is a resident’s salary?
A resident is paid about 80% of a comparable PT (working 30 hours/week) in an outpatient PT setting (2023 rate approximately $43,000 plus benefits).
Is tuition required?
Are benefits included?
Yes, benefits include: health insurance, worker’s compensation coverage, 15-days of paid-time-off, and liability insurance (vision, dental, and retirement not covered).
Do I need a car?
The majority of the residents’ clinic and didactic time will be spent on the main UNMC campus, which may be accessed by several bus lines. The resident may occasionally need to travel elsewhere throughout the Omaha metro area for learning experiences such as observations with other healthcare providers.
What is the cost of living in Omaha?
Omaha is recognized for being an affordable place to live with a cost of living reported between 8 to 11.5% below the national average. Find out more on Moving to Omaha.
Is housing available?

UNMC does not have housing available on-campus for PT residents. The UNMC and UNO campuses are located nearby, and multiple housing options are available. Apartment prices range from approximately $600 to $1200/month. These websites may be useful in locating area housing:

What other residency information, general or specific, might be helpful for interested candidates?

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What are the residency program outcomes?

  2021-22 2022-23
Completion Rate 100% 100%
Graduation Rate 100% 100%
OCS first-time pass rate TBD TBD
OCS ultimate pass rate TBD TBD