Undergraduate Programs

A variety of programs are offered from pre-collegiate research camps to undergraduate research programs.  These programs are not centrally managed, please contact the person(s) designated for the program for further information.

Undergraduate Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Designed to provide training and experience to students thinking of entering medical or graduate studies, this program familiarizes students with UNMC faculty, students, and programs.  Participants will complete a research project under the mentorship of a UNMC faculty member and participate in research seminar series. Contact SURP for details.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP is a six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.  Contact SHPEP for details.

Careers in Public Health

The UNMC College of Public Health offers a week-long Undergraduate Public Health Workshop each May. Designed around cross cutting public health domains, this course  introduces undergraduate students from Nebraska to core public health  areas as recommended by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPPH), which “recognizes that there is significant value in education in undergraduate public health regardless of a graduate’s ultimate career goal” (ASPPH, 2012). 

The College of Public Health also offers an opportunity each fall, the PHEAST Fall Visit takes place in connection with our college's Open House, and welcomes undergraduate students from PHEAST partner institutions (Chadron State College, Peru State College, Wayne State College, and the University Nebraska Kearney). This one day event introduces students to core areas and concepts of public health through interactive presentations from UNMC, College of Public Health faculty and staff.

 INBRE Scholars Program

The INBRE Scholars program is a major success of the NE-INBRE. The program serves a dual purpose by providing meaningful research experiences for scholars and a pipeline of talented undergraduate students to participate in the research projects conducted in the laboratories on participating campuses.  Contact the INBRE for details.

High School & Elementary Programs

UNMC High School Alliance

Observe, shadow, and take college-level classes from UNMC's physicians, researchers and health care professionals. Courses cover a range of health care topics, such as human anatomy, biomedical research, and medical decision-making.  Contact the High School Alliance for details.


Rural Health Academic Programs

The University of Nebraska Medical Center addresses the special needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue health care careers.  See Rural and Kearney Health Opportunities programs for details.