MD Program

UNMC prepares medical degree students to meet the health care needs of patients through clinical practice, biomedical science and research, problem-solving and compassion.

Our unique approach exposes students to a mix of basic science and clinical material presented in core subjects instead of the traditional presentation by department (e.g. anatomy, biochemistry, etc.). This allows students to grasp the connectedness of the physical systems.

In addition to large lectures, students benefit from small group learning sessions where they examine patient scenarios, discuss a variety of relevant topics and practice their clinical skills on patient simulators.

Students can participate in additional programs which provide in-depth study in a selected area of medicine.


Interested in research or outreach opportunities?
Let’s face it: medical students are over-achievers. In addition to their grueling classes, some students want to explore work in research labs – looking for new therapies for patient care. Other students choose to immediately put their clinical skills to work helping the people who need it most.

At UNMC, it’s all possible. Student research and outreach opportunities can add to your classroom experience.