University of Nebraska Medical Center


The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic health science centers and Nebraska’s only state-supported health science center. UNMC’s mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research, and extraordinary patient care. UNMC supports programs that lead to affordable and quality healthcare, clinical education, and community-based services. In this role, we are committed to expanding the diversity of the health sciences workforce.

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A large group of SHPEP students pose in front of the Sorrell Center

SHPEP Presentation

SHPEP Program Manager Sonja Tutsch-Bryant, PhD, provides an overview of the SHPEP experience at UNMC.

Our six-week hybrid program is focused on essential competencies required of successful health professionals tasked with assuring health equity and justice, access, and delivery of culturally and linguistically competent health services. Critical elements of the UNMC SHPEP curriculum include a broad spectrum of wellness promotion and fostering of self-care practices, problem-solving, time management, as well as leadership skills. UNMC SHPEP scholars are involved in a wide range of academic enrichment activities in the basic and social sciences, as well as interactive workshops. UNMC SHPEP scholars receive daily 1:1 attention from peer mentors who often become an important part of their support system as they navigate their journeys into health profession programs and beyond.

SHPEP at UNMC offers exploration of careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy.  

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To learn more about the SHPEP experience at UNMC please visit our school's summary description on the SHPEP national page, and see photos and stories at #UNMCSHPEP!