University of Nebraska Medical Center

Rural Track

The Rural Training Track (RTT) is a program conceived and developed by the Department of Family Medicine. Based on the concept that residents tend to practice within 100 miles of where they train, a network was developed to have Family Medicine residents train at key sites across the state of Nebraska.

Program residents spend their first year of training in the Department of Family Medicine at UNMC in Omaha and two years at their rural training site. Resident planning to practice in rural Nebraska benefit from this unique training program including: 

  • Small program size with 1-2 second year and 1-2 third year residents at each site 
  • Practice in a continuity clinic  
  • Train in a smaller, underserved rural community

Rural Training Sites

Saint Francis Medical Center

Grand Island

Associate Director: Richard Frueling, MD

CHI Health Good Samaritan hospital


Associate Director: Robert Messbarger, MD

Great Plains Health building

North Platte

Associate Director: Shawn Murdock, MD

Regional West Medical Center


Associate Director: Lindsey Mosel, MD

Rural Track Application

How to Apply
The University of Nebraska Family Medicine Residency Program only accepts applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Our deadline for applications is December 31st.
Required Criteria
  • U.S. Citizenship or non-U.S. citizen holding an ECFMG J-1 visa
  • Licensable in the state of Nebraska
  • First-attempt passing score on the Clinical Skills Examination
Preferred Criteria
  • 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 and 2; first attempt with 215 or great
Application Criteria

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

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation written within the past 3 years-- preferably from U.S. Family Medicine Physicians
  • 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.