University of Nebraska Medical Center

Spencer Cooper, DO

House Officer I

Spencer Cooper, DO


Spencer Cooper

What interested you most in UNMC?:

The ability to practice in a blend of a large academic setting and in local community clinics, as well as access to resources to support my career aspirations.

What was your first job?

Lifeguarding at a local pool.

What is the furthest you've traveled from Omaha?:

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Career aspirations: 

Sports Medicine

If you couldn't work in medicine, what would you do?:

Full time ski patrol or ski instructor.

If you only had one day in Nebraska, what would you do?:

Hike in Fontenelle Forest in the morning, take advantage of happy hours in the Old Market in the afternoon, and skate the ribbon in the evening.

Most fond residency experience or memory up to this point?:

Bonding with my new co-interns during orientation!