- Counseling and Student Development Center
The Counseling & Student Development Center provides free confidential professional counseling services to UNMC students and residents for issues such as mental health concerns, stress management, academic performance enhancement, substance abuse, couples communication, clinical hypnosis, and behavioral coaching. The center does not participate in any electronic records systems. Other programs housed in the Center include the student ombudsperson service, student disability accommodations, student government advising, and student major medical health insurance administrative support. We also offer presentations on stress reduction, academic performance enhancement, and student advising skills. Please check our website for contact information and more details.
Contact: Dave Carver, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Executive Director
- Study Skills for Medical Students
This is a structured program to enhance content knowledge by developing critical thinking skills, self-regulatory skills, and metacognitive skills. Medical students will work in groups to facilitate their academic progress. This program will assist medical students to develop strategies to address skills and attitudes contributing to academic difficulties.
Contact: Gary Beck, Ph.D., College of Medicine
- Student Seminar on Writing
The Student Seminar is a for-credit “selective” for senior students. It consists of two sessions, one in February, the second in April, that use writing exercises to inspire students to reflect on their experiences as students and their thoughts about the future. Sessions involve brief discussions of writing techniques, followed by in-class writing exercises and with group discussions.
Contact: Bud Shaw, M.D., Surgery
- Person Health and Professional Well-Being
Transferring from medical school to residency can be challenging. Being informed about what to expect and being prepared to deal with specific stressors during that time of change can greatly help in getting the most out of residency in terms of education, enjoyment, and care for your patients. Obtaining a balance between the personal and professional aspects of your life is crucial to your overall health and long term well-being. This course will use lecture, small group, Q & A, and panel discussions to facilitate learning.
Contact: Regan Taylor, M.D., Internal Med General Medicine
- College of Medicine Student Wellness Advocate
Marcia Shadle-Cusic is the Student Wellness Advocate provides a presence in promoting wellness, good self-care, self-awareness, and professionalism and to enhance a nurturing, caring and supportive student culture.
The Student Advocate will
- Advocate, listen, and address the concerns of students in their search for self-understanding,direction, and decision making in their professional and personal lives.
- Promote self-reliant, resilient and empowered students during rigorous course work and clinical experiences.
- Assist students in interpreting University and College of Medicine policies and procedures.
- Research and refer students, as needed, following a crisis they may have encountered while providing patient care, or a crisis in their personal lives.
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- NE 150 Challenge
About the Program
Nebraska organizations, businesses, colleges and schools are joining the Nebraska 150 Celebration and the Nebraska Sports Council in an effort to get Nebraskans to complete 150 miles or more of physical activity throughout the year.
Nebraskans can complete miles in a variety of different ways – bicycling, paddling, rolling, hiking, climbing, swimming – however you want to complete the challenge.
This challenge is more than just logging miles. It’s about connecting Nebraskans from all across the state, discovering new trails and finding events or opportunities to challenge yourself.
We encourage you to sign up today and to join other Nebraskans in completing the challenge!