Progress in healthcare in our future depends upon excellent clinicians who provide state-of-the art
patient care and treatment and upon dedicated biomedical researchers who discover revolutionary ways to improve diagnosis, treatment, and healthcare delivery. The physician-scientist has an intimate understanding of this whole process, contributing to the advancement of healthcare anywhere along the spectrum from bench to bedside to community to public policy.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center has developed a dynamic program to train physician scientists and prepare them for a variety of careers. Our Medical School has a systems-based curriculum that integrates normal function, clinical abnormalities, and relevant research. The facilities for learning include a building for meetings and student interaction, and a center for the most advanced simulation and virtual reality training. In combination with the clinical enterprise, Nebraska Medicine, the medical training at UNMC provides a foundation for outstanding clinical care.
The MD-PhD program also takes advantage of a biomedical campus that emphasizes innovative approaches to major research questions. As a Scholar in our program, you can choose from seven interdisciplinary programs in the basic sciences in the College of Medicine and Eppley Cancer Institute, or drug discovery and development programs in the College of Pharmacy, or public health and policy programs in the College of Public Health. Through partnerships with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, students have also done PhDs in Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Imaging. The facilities for research are outstanding, with new buildings designed to facilitate interaction between researchers and clinicians.
A critical part of our MD-PhD program is to provide a structure that encompasses, extends, and integrates the clinical and research training. Our Scholars support each other and contribute to the growth and development of our program. Through their leadership activities, they also contribute to the UNMC community and to the national community of physician-scholars.
We encourage you to take a look at UNMC. We are confident you will be as enthusiastic as we are about the future awaiting UNMC MD-PhD Scholars!