University of Nebraska Medical Center

Mission & Goals

UNMC Mission

We are Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.
Our mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.

MITS Mission Statement

The medical imaging and therapy programs within the Department of Clinical, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Sciences are mission-driven to provide a premier educational environment that prepares competent entry-level professionals who demonstrate the highest quality of patient-centered care, safety, and service.


To uphold our Mission, the Radiation Therapy Program has the following goals:

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will position patients as directed in the treatment plan/record.
  • Students will operate equipment to plan or deliver a prescribed therapeutic dose.
  • Students will describe the relationship between normal tissue tolerance and tumor lethal dose.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
Goal 3: Students will develop critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will recognize setup discrepancies/ variations.
  • Students will critique pretreatment images to evaluate patient positioning.
Goal 4: Students will model professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will perform in an ethical manner.
  • Students will exhibit professional behavior.