University of Nebraska Medical Center

Abigail Hawkins, MD

House Officer II

Abigail Hawkins, MD


Abigail Hawkins

What interested you most in UNMC?:

Getting to train at a high-volume academic hospital with opportunities for rural medicine and urban underserved experiences.

What was your first job?

Server at an ice-cream/waffle/coffee shop.

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

Australia and New Zealand.

Career aspirations: 

As an officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, I will be working in the Indian Health Service, providing care for Native American communities.

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

Write screenplays and teach healthy cooking classes as a day job.

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

Hike through Fontenelle Forest, visit the Durham Museum, then sample the local ice cream shops.

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

Camping at local state parks for "Wilderness Weekend" training.