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University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1902
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 123
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University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine (UNMC-COM)
Allopathic Medical School
Omaha
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 82 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $27,992
  • Non - Resident Tuition $69,632
  • Application Fee $70
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 69.2

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
  • 985527 Nebraska Medical Center
  • Omaha 68198
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The mission of the University of Nebraska Medical Center is to improve the health of Nebraska through premier educational programs, innovative research, the highest quality patient care, and outreach to underserved populations.

Curriculum

The four year course of studies leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine is designed by the faculty to provide the best possible training for future practitioners. The curriculum ensures that students develop the understanding, clinical skills and knowledge needed for residency training and practice. The Nebraska graduate develops superior skills in problem solving and clinical reasoning, extensive knowledge of the biomedical and psychosocial sciences and learns skills needed for lifelong learning of medicine. Interdisciplinary cores in the first two years introduce students to the basic sciences of medicine: anatomy, behavioral science, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. Here students also begin to learn clinical skills and reasoning. In the third and fourth years students apply their knowledge on the hospital wards and clinical offices. Under faculty guidance students develop clinical diagnostic and management skills. They learn to select clinical tests and prescribe therapies. They learn to provide comprehensive care and learn the art of medicine. During the third year, students take clinical clerkships in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery. In the fourth year, students select from a variety of clinical and basic science experiences. To qualify for graduation, students must show that they have acquired the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for residency training. Students get early experience in medical problem solving through preceptorships and clinical case study in small groups. At the beginning of medical school, students work in small groups with a faculty member to solve clinical cases. This initial exercise helps develop the library and information retrieval skills they will need in their medical studies. Case study and small group teaching emphasizing problem-based learning are becoming more prominent features of all of the basic science courses. Since 1986, simulated patients have been used to supplement the clinical experience of medical students. These trained patient simulators are used to teach and evaluate history taking and physical examination skills. All these changes are making medical education more relevant to patient care and medical practice. The Curriculum Committee, with student representation, is responsible for curricular change and evaluation. All courses must have written educational goals and objectives.

Facilities

Clinical Facilities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center: Nebraska Medical Center, University Medical Associates, and the Meyer Rehabilitation Institute provide extensive inpatient and outpatient services in which students participate as part of their clinical education. The Nebraska Medical Center is a 687-bed facility and remains the primary teaching hospital for the College of Medicine.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 57
Negatively 14
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.81 81

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.40 57

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Shorter day and more thought put into the interview itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the tour a little bit longer instead of just going to the gross anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"They seem to have everything down pat. Again, the only negative is the 15 minute interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make timeline for out of state waiver clear. Financial aid and admissions were not on the same page as to how that happens." More from this Member | Report Response

"Increase interview time. In some cases, where applicants have more than basic shadowing and research, it is very hard to discuss several years of experiences in 30 minnutes are less." More from this Member | Report Response

"The person that interviewed me was foreign, and had a very thick accent. We had a very hard time understanding each other. At one point I had to repeat myself three times before he understood what I was telling him. I don't think this made for a very good interview experience for me and for all the others that will interview with him." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would prefer an interview with more complex questions rather than ones that seem so generic. I fel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eliminate the "optional" letter-writer ranking form." More from this Member | Report Response

"Horribly hard to get ahold of anyone to send in updates, confirm receipt of materials, etc.. And the" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Nebraska" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a unique applicant/a good fit for this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers chose not to look at my personal statement or secondary essay, so they asked me to explain 'my story'." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"what led you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? The interviewer then proceeded to ask about 6 or 7 further questions that were more specific than but related to this question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. It was more like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time when you were unfairly judged/criticized? What did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up in Nebraska?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how you decided to pursue a career in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have prepared you for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why Nebraska?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since completing your undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational, it started with tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard tell me about yourself and why you want to go into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why the University of Nebraska? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't help you here...be ready to discuss the following 1. Research 2. Shadowing/Clinical experience 3. What you do outside of pre-med crap 4. Organizations you are heavily involved with" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you move to Omaha?" More from this Member | Report Response

"GPA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a patient/experience that you remember while working as a CNA." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell, me about yourself? why medicine. what would you do if you weren't a doctor? I'm an resident of nebraska but go school out of state, so we talked a little about my school, because he knows how tuff it is out there, and reputation it had.." More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about yourself. What brought you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and where you grew up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The all too well known "Tell me about yourself"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Nebraska?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The proverbial "Tell me about yourself?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Univeristy of Nebraska." More from this Member | Report Response

"The always fun: Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you really want to be a doctor and aren't just sick of doing research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you tick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? (The interviewer was really prepared)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in California?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So I know you are a senior tell me more about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your families medical background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UNMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to this point, wanting to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you weaknesses? Why do you think you can be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is a positive/negative quality that doctors have" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most negative aspect of your current job in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Everything was simply background." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a joke (in response to my saying that my best friend would describe me as lighthearted and funny)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you changed in the last few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you tied to Nebraska (as in the state, not necessarily the university)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you won the lottery?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your clinical experiences, did you witness any bad patient outcomes? How did the physician handle the situation and how would you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you had that you feel have especially prepared you for medicine as a profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, i was told from the get go by my interviewer that he wasn't there to try and trick me. We just talked about my life and my interest in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does the legislature in your home state allow stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What triggered your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None too interesting. Ended up talking about my family a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about an significant experience in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is a physician's responsibility to enforce preventative medicine? What if you have limited time to spend with each patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were very basic--mostly about why I wanted to pursue medicine; my clinical experience, academic preparation, hobbies, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you prepare for a test? where is the carotid artery? how do you take pulse...do not be afraid of questions, i got a (probably tougher)interviewer (than most)...but that's good for me because i totally knew all the answers and prepared for them well. my interivew lasted over 30 minutes so that was great to go into 50 mins. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of exposure have you had to medical students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer wanted to know about my family and where I grew up which was nice and easy to talk about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think I was asked any questions. My interviewer stuck her head in my statement and essentially just read it. She appeared completely unprepared and disinterested." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting...very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance medical school with a family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I change health care right now if I could make one or two changes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all were typical." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your relationship with your girlfriend be effected if you decide to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. It was a get-to-know-you session." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, no surprises kind of boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just a lot of the basics." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see medicine will change the next few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about a patient's religious beliefs if it gets in the way of their care? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I deal with difficult people? " More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you treat one person with leukemia who was in need of a bone marrow transplant or 100 ill poor people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you do not get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions at all. Just the basic stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will you be in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was th elast book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The interviewer had not prepared any questions; I basically told him the things I thought he should know about me, as they came up. I am not sure whether this strategy of directing the interview was a good idea, or not." More from this Member | Report Response

""So, you really seem like someone who is searching for yourself".....Whoa, that put's it to ya!" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the next 20 years, what do you see as a major problem in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I talked to your friends, how would they describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself - there wasn't much time for a lot of questions and since the interview is closed-file, you'll spend most of your time talking about stuff that is in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in Montana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in high school to receive a full scholarship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Usually people do what they are best at, and in undergrad. you excelled in psychology, so why then dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say your weaknesses are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider yourself to be a better independent learner than most other medical students." More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

No responses

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

No responses

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

No responses

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"The faculty are fantastic and really care about the students' success. The new Sorrell medical school building is literally the newest med school building in the country and it shows - the facilities are amazing. The first two years are taught by great teachers with fantastic facilities. The last two years are well organized and done at the largest medical center and hospitals in the state. You get to see a lot of bread and butter but also quite a few zebras even on the shorter rotations. The school is very cognizant of the value of your time. During the first two years we had 3 afternoons compltely free each week to study, workout, etc." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Can't think of any real negatives. I would reccomend this school to anyone without exception. There is a misperception that UNMC only puts out primary care providers, but this is simply not accurate. Students match to every speciality - several in the past years have matched neurosurg, derm, etc." | Report Response

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