Urban Attractions and Rural Friendliness
Since our Family Medicine Residency Program includes training first in Omaha and then in Grand Island and other smaller Nebraska communities, you have the opportunity to enjoy the full range of what the state has to offer. The Omaha metropolitan area, with a population of 600,000, combines the business, cultural and recreational attractions of a big city with the friendliness of a small town. Omaha also features a high quality of life, with a cost of living far below the national average.
Grand Island, Nebraska’s third largest city, is a vibrant community and a safe, pleasant place to live. It is home to nationally and internationally recognized firms, and has experienced strong economic growth in recent years. The Grand Island area also has a tradition of quality school systems. Central Community College and College Park in Grand Island as well as Hastings College and the University of Nebraska-Keaney can provide strong support for your educational needs. And the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, is just drive away on Interstate 80.
When you are not working or studying, you will find plenty of enjoyable things to do in the Grand Island area. Local attractions include a water park, theaters, thoroughbred horse racing, and the popular Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer. You can also enjoy fine dining (including Nebraska’s famous beef) and experience a wide variety of shopping. Recreation is another trademark of the Grand Island area. The many area lakes provide a relaxing setting for fishing, boating, and water skiing. Challenging golf courses and scenic parks are also just minutes away.