University of Nebraska Medical Center


At the UNMC Med-Peds program, we believe that advocacy is an important part of medical education. We encourage our residents to not only advocate for their patients on a national level but also on a day to day basis in direct patient care. As physicians, we have a unique role in the lives of our patients and often are meeting them during the most vulnerable times of their lives. With that comes a responsibility to protect, provide and support the patients that we serve.   

We are planning to offer a Med-Peds elective in advocacy in the 2022-2023 academic year!


Staff at Fontenelle Clinic showing support for Black Lives Matter

Advocacy opportunities include:

Brake for Breakfast Event—annual event to educate and empower Omaha women regarding their breast health.
Great Cycle Challenge—annual national fundraising event to support research in childhood cancer. Our Med Peds crew raised $3,732.84 in 2020.
Advocacy lectures—part of our monthly med-peds noon conference series.
Fontenelle Community Outreach project—our med peds residency is partnering with UNMC Center for Health Disparities to educate community health workers on hypertension management.
Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership—this is a non-profit organization that provides access for Nebraskans to education, resources, and tools so that they can help themselves. Our Med-Peds clinic partners with this organization to assist in various projects, including packing food boxes to deliver to families in needs served by our clinic
Clair Memorial United Methodist Church Food Pantry—our Med Peds clinic partners with this food pantry to raise money and collect food to support the pantry. This pantry provides food for the community that we serve at Fontenelle Clinic.
UNMC College of Public Health