University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha Track

We continue to be recognized nationally as a leader in rural health and family medicine education. The Department of Family Medicine offers multiple programs as part of the Omaha residency track. Each of these has a different flair and is exceptional in creating future physician leaders in the field of family medicine.

Learn more about each of the programs which are available as a part of a family medicine residency at UNMC. Interested? We'd love to talk with you more about how your future plans and how you could benefit from a family medicine residency in Omaha.

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Omaha Track Programs

Advanced training track medical student grads

UNMC Student Programs

Advanced Family Medicine Training Program or Primary Care Program - Programs available to UNMC medical students

Residents and helicopter

Traditional Track

A three-year program offering two positions each year.

One World Community Health Center

Community Health Center Track

Designed to train physicians to care for a diverse population of patients within the community with an emphasis on healthy equity and justice.

Air Force track residents in training

United States Air Force Track

UNMC and Offutt Air Force Base Family Medicine departments creates the nation's second-largest family medicine residency.

Omaha Track Application

The University of Nebraska Family Medicine Residency Program only accepts applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Our deadline for applications is December 15th.

To be considered for an interview, applicants must meet the following:


  • U.S. Citizenship (This track requires the resident to do rotations at Offutt Air Force Base, which does not allow non-U.S. Citizens access to their computer system.)
  • Fluency in Spanish to be accepted to the Community Health Center Track or willingness to learn Spanish through our one on one personalize Spanish program, ¡Sí!.
  • Licensable in the state of Nebraska
  • First-attempt passing score on the Clinical Skills Examination


  • Graduation from medical school within the past 5 years
  • U.S. clinical experience within the past 5 years (regardless of year of graduation)
  • Passing score in USMLE Step 1, 2, 3; first attempt with 210 or greater

If the above criteria are met, a complete ERAS application is required, including:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation -- preferably one from an U.S. Family Medicine Physician
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's Letter of Reference
  • USMLE or COMLEX official transcript

The UNMC Family Medicine program reserves the right to limit the number of interviews.

Program Information

Salary & Benefits

In addition to benefits and salary information for all UNMC residents, Family Medicine house officers receive:

  • Paid travel for conference presentations
  • Financial support for research
  • Food provided for Grand Rounds
  • AAFP membership in first year
  • Access to Family Medicine house officer lounge
  • Wellness resources including access to Family Medicine Wellness Room

The Department of Family Medicine Residency Programs offers training at several local facilities including:

Living in Omaha
Omaha has a diverse blend of neighborhoods and districts - urban, suburban, and rural - you'll find an long list of reason why our residents love living here.


The Family Medicine faculty continues to teach the full spectrum of family medicine skills to our residents. Family medicine faculty serve as attending physicians for our own hospital and obstetric services. At the same time, residents enjoy the benefits of being taught by expert teaching faculty across multiple medical disciplines.

All residents participate in the two-month Combined Outstate Rural Experience where they have the opportunity to experience life as a rural practitioner. Current sites include Lexington, McCook, Auburn, and Minden - all of which consistently rank as favorite resident training experiences.