FAQ

Information below is provided for those who are considering our residency program. It provides an overview of questions frequently asked by applicants.

Is an interview required?  

Yes, applicants can expect an interview with a group of 3-4 residency faculty members either by teleconference (Skype) or in-person. On-site interviews are at applicant’s own expense.

When do interviews occur?  
Interviews, by teleconference or on-site, are scheduled on the first or second Thursday and Friday after March 1st (application deadline) depending upon which day of the week March 1st falls. The program director will notify applicants selected for interview with specific dates and times.
How soon after interviews are candidates notified of acceptance?  
MMI is participating in the uniform pediatric residency announcement date of March 20, 12 pm EST. Candidates will have 48 hours to make a decision regarding the offer. If the first offer extended is declined, a second offer will be made March 22, 12 pm EST.
When does the program begin/end?  
The program begins July 1 and ends June 30.
Is a physical therapy license in the state of Nebraska necessary to begin on July 1?  
Yes, for more information regarding Nebraska Licensure
What is a resident’s salary?  
A resident is paid about 80% of a new graduate’s salary in a pediatric PT setting (2016 rate approximately $47,400).
Is tuition required?  
No
Are benefits included?  
Yes, benefits include: health insurance, worker’s compensation coverage, 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick-leave, and liability insurance (vision, dental and retirement not covered). In addition, residents receive professional growth monies to be applied toward approved continuing education courses or toward fees required for ABPTS clinical examination application.
Is any assistance with ABPTS clinical examination fees provided?  
Yes, professional growth monies may be applied toward the application fee. And if residents successfully pass the examination, up to 50% of the examination fee will be reimbursed.
Do I need a car?  
Yes. As school-based and early intervention services are provided in the community, travel is required daily and a car is a necessity.
What is the cost of living in Omaha?  
Omaha is recognized for being an affordable place to live with a cost of living reported between 7.2 to 11% below the national average. (See 30 Things You Need To Know About Omaha)
Is housing available?  

MMI/UNMC do not have housing available on-campus for PT residents. Both the UNMC and UNO campus are located near MMI and multiple housing options are available. Apartment prices range from approximately $500/month to $1200/month with an average cost of $650/month. These websites may be useful in locating area housing:

What other residency information, general or specific, might be helpful for interested candidates?  
Previous Graduates  
2016 Graduate: Marivi Montes
2015 Graduate: Danielle (Wieseler) Aman
2014 Graduate: Larissa Oliveira (Dias)
2013 Graduate: Mary Kaleta
2012 Graduate: Heidi (Strobush) Nelson