What makes UNMC and UNMC EM special?
- The University of Nebraska Medical Center has six colleges, two institutes, and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs.
- The emergency department, a Level 1 Trauma Center, evaluates and treats roughly 60,000 patients per year. Our patient population is diverse, and present with a marked variety of pathology in part due to our large catchment area, roles as major tertiary referral center for trauma, cardiac, stroke, transplant, and oncology care, and provision of typical emergency care to the local urban, suburban, and rural community.
- Our EM residency program consists of 12 residents per year. Going strong since 2004, it is one of the first EM programs in the country to incorporate rural community EM rotations as key experiences and lessons in autonomy and resource management. Graduates have entered a variety of practice settings and a significant portion of them are in leadership roles in their respective departments, hospitals, and communities.
- Our EM simulation program is among the most innovative and comprehensive in the region, with monthly resident and student sessions that span a variety of content and formats. Past examples of sessions have included transforming the lab into a true-to-form EM-themed escape room, coordination of an interprofessional multi-agency outdoor simulation with EMS using mobile simulation (SIM-NE) trucks, and teaching of team leadership and task delegation through the management of multiple active patients presenting simultaneously.
- Our student leadership has long provided a truly successful 3rd and 4th year EM clerkship and advising program for local and rotating students, incorporating regular procedure labs using cadavers, advanced task trainers, and high/low fidelity simulation. Additionally, our faculty members serve in leadership roles for key medical student experiences, such as the Acute Care Block (after M2 year prior to clinical rotations), M1/2 POCUS curriculum, and M4 Capstone Experience.
- The Omaha and surrounding area consists of roughly 1 million people, with something for everyone, with entertainment districts such as the Old Market, NoDo, Benson, and Dundee, its low cost of living, highly rated schools, world-famous zoo, and place as one of the country’s true amateur sports capitols (College World Series, Olympic Swimming and Curling Trials, Big Ten/Big East/Summit League Sports, etc).