University of Nebraska Medical Center


At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, education is not only about imparting knowledge but also training well-rounded individuals of character who go out into society and live by high standards.

We teach trainees how to remain humble even in the event of extraordinary accomplishments. Society requires smart physicians, but more than that it deserves humble and caring individuals. 

Residencies and Fellowships

The Department of Surgery has residencies in General Surgery along with Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Urologic Surgery. The Department offers six fellowships: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Advance GI MIS/Bariatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Transplant Surgery and Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Jon Thompson with residents

Educational Opportunities

Student Research

The Department of Surgery offers opportunities for students to become involved a variety of research including basic science, translational, clinical outcomes, educational, global health and public health.

Nebraska Acute Care Education Program

This program provides high-quality, interactive education to clinicians in Nebraska and across the country, improving the quality of care for injured and critically ill patients and their families.