Welcome to Nebraska 2.0!
After two years of extensive planning with local and national experts, the UNMC Department of Psychiatry has an independent residency program. For the past 30 years, UNMC combined with Creighton University to form the Creighton-Nebraska training program. In July 2020, we welcomed our first four interns. Since then, our department has secured more funding and is recruiting five residents per year.
Our program offers rigorous training that blends academic excellence and front-line clinical experience. Our clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, is a well-established regional academic health network with 809 licensed beds at its two hospitals, over 1,000 physicians, and 40 specialty and primary care clinics in Omaha and surrounding areas. Recent major additions to the main campus include the Lauritzen Outpatient Center, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Davis Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning, and Wigton Heritage Center. The residency leadership and Department of Psychiatry are based at the extensively renovated Poynter Hall, the first building of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, which opened in 1913.
The UNMC program has four areas of emphasis or “pillars” (Wellness, Inclusion, Subspecialty Clinical Experiences, and Experiential Learning in Psychotherapy) that describe our educational philosophy, also known as WISE. Our WISE residents will have excellent clinical training, robust psychotherapy experience, and didactics. In addition, we train residents to work effectively with interprofessional colleagues, manage personal well-being, and appreciate the lens of inclusion to understand the challenges in society better.
Prospective residents can learn more about us through this website and our social media account (Twitter @UNMCPsychiatry or hashtag #UNMCPsychRes.) Omaha and the department will have much to offer our future trainees.
UNMC's Department of Psychiatry Residency Video