The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the only public health science center in the state. UNMC serves as both a primary care facility and a tertiary referral center, and is recognized as one of the country's leading centers in cancer with a specialty in hematopoietic malignancies, transplantation biology, bioterrorism preparedness, neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular diseases, genetics and biomedical technology. Nebraska Medicine is the hospital partner of UNMC, and together it is Nebraska's largest teaching hospital with 735 beds and 23,200 admissions annually.
Our campus continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our community and by the generous giving of private individuals. We have built new patient care, education and research buildings, as well as remodeled several existing ones, as part of the vision of the UNMC Facilities Development Plan. For further information, please visit UNMC's Campus Growth webpage.
As a student or trainee, you will find the campus vibrant and useful. There are several on campus organizations that are resources for you to use such as as well as other topics, please see the following offices and organizations on campus:
- Student Services
- Graduate Students Association's survival guide
- College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education
- Office of Postdoctoral Education
UNMC Housing Office operates several rental properties near campus, which can be leased to full time students, residents, and fellows. Our educational partner, Clarkson College, also has housing opportunities available as dorm-style housing. If you are looking to buy or sell a property, another valuable housing resource available to UNMC students, faculty, and alumni is the free service Real Estate With Honors.
Situated on the banks of the Missouri River, the city was named after the Omaha tribe, which means "Dwellers on the bluff," one of the many local Native American groups that lived in the area since the 1600s. Founded on July 4, 1854, Omaha played a pivotal role in the westward migration of the 1800s and in the development of the transcontinental railroad, which allowed the city to boom with the resulting cattle stockyards and other trade.
Today, the metropolitan area has a population of about 850,000. Omaha is a thriving business community that hosts five Fortune 500 companies and over 800 technology companies. Forbes ranked Omaha as the fastest recovering city in America. The city supports many cultural and recreational activities, and is consistently rated as one of the best places in the country live, work, and play, as well as to raise children (Best Cities for Families 2010).
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