Research Observership Program

Our research observership program is geared toward international medical graduates who are interested in research mentorship and gaining publications. Research observers will have the opportunity to participate in multiple projects and to gain valuable mentoring and experience in study design, data gathering, literature searches, and manuscript writing. The goal is to have publications submitted within 2-3 months. The minimum duration of the research observership is three months, with the potential to extend the experience to up to six months total. Hours and days of the week can be flexible and work at a distance is acceptable on occasions, but not for the entire length of the observership. Successful applicants will need to be able to relocate to Omaha, NE for the majority of the observership. Some prior experience in research, especially publication/manuscript writing, is preferred but not required. 

Research observers are not required to pay a fee for participating in the program, but please note that the observership is unfunded. Accepted research observers are responsible for securing their own visa, transport, travel medical insurance, housing, and financial support. 

Please note that participation in the Research Observership Program does not guarantee an interview with the UNMC Neurology Residency Program.  Observers are welcome to submit applications to the residency program via ERAS.  All residency program applications are reviewed by the program director and key program faculty, and candidates are chosen using objective criteria based on their medical school performance, USMLE exam scores, and letters of recommendation, which may include a letter from the Observership Program.

If you are interested in applying for a research observership, please complete a pre-screening application
If you are accepted, you will then be asked to complete the following documents and email them to