University of Nebraska Medical Center

Offutt Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency

The combination of the UNMC and Offutt Air Force Base Family Medicine departments creates the nation's second-largest family medicine residency. We have a tremendous breadth of experience available for residents and medical students in a wide variety of settings from urban to suburban to rural sites.

We offer a top-notch education for family medicine training – we hope you'll join us in some capacity.

The Air Force arm of the residency is a 3-year program with 8 residents per training year. Graduates can be assigned anywhere there is an Air Force base, from Japan to Italy and everywhere in between. You may also apply to go directly into flight medicine upon graduation. Some highlights of the training include:

  •  Inpatient work in university, suburban, and rural hospital settings
  •  Wide variety of outpatient specialty rotations
  •  Dedicated 2 month rural rotation in small Nebraska towns
  •  Robust sports medicine program supporting Division 1 NCAA sporting events
  •  Excellent procedural availability for colonoscopy, obstetrics, vasectomies, colposcopies, IUDs, endometrial biopsy, minor skin procedures, office obstetrical ultrasound, and much more
  •  An empanelment of patients cared for at the Air Force clinic
  •  Unique military training experiences such as the Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Additional Information

Apply to the Program

Interested applicants must be medical school graduates and accessioned into the Air Force by the report date in early June. Applications are processed by the Joint Services Graduate Medical Education Selection Board. Deadline for submission of an application is mid-September.

The most up-to-date information can be reviewed at the Air Force GME webpage.

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
Program History
The Family Medicine Residency at Offutt Air Force Base began in July, 1982 as a joint program with Creighton University. The original purpose of the program was to train experienced Air Force physicians from the field, who entered the program as second-year (PGY-2) residents. When the Family Medicine Residency program at Carswell AFB closed in 1992, the Offutt AFB residency expanded to a full three-year program. At the same time, the program became affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program, where our combined training remains today.