University of Nebraska Medical Center

Resident Life and Wellness

Find out what life is like as an Internal Medicine resident.

Our Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residents find plenty of social outlets, including events for residents, wellness groups, intramural sports, tickets to sporting and performing arts events, and a focus on wellness. 

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Coneflower Creamery, a few blocks from campus in the Blackstone District, is a favorite among residents.


The Med-Peds Holiday/Post Recruitment Party at Rathskellar Bier Haus.


Internal Medicine and Med-Peds residents enjoy a night out.


Another trip to Coneflower Creamery for Internal Medicine and Med-Peds residents.


Internal Medicine residents celebrate their first month.


Resident Wellness

Through a focus on wellness – both at the university level and at the residency program level – our residents don’t just survive residency. They thrive and feel prepared for their future medical careers.

Developing Resiliency, Coping Skills

Structured wellness curricula through the residency programs and the Office of Graduate Medical Education help to ensure that residents are fulfilled in their work; develop resiliency and skills for coping with difficult patient encounters, long work hours, and challenging situations; and are able to balance work and outside relationships and passions.

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Our residents and faculty have created an environment that fosters wellness and a healthy and supportive learning environment. Some elements are:

  • Informal hangouts with residents and significant others
  • Backyard barbecues, game nights, dinners/drinks, and outings
  • Group message chats, which serve as a way to get resident feedback, get quick answers to questions and to make your co-residents laugh
  • Celebration of birthdays, babies, weddings and engagements

Faculty members also are a consistent support, including clinic preceptors, program faculty members and program coordinators. These people will grow to know you well and will support your emotional and professional growth.