About the Organization
As Nebraskas only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.
Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The universitys physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
About the Community
Omaha is a vibrant, attractive city with more than 925,000 people living within the metropolitan area. All the amenities of a much larger metropolitan area are found in Omaha along with a blend of Midwestern hospitality. Yet, the cost of living is 19 percent less than the national average. Forbes magazine recently rated Omaha as one of the top five best cities to raise a family.
Things to Do
Just a few of Omaha's top attractions include:
Henry Doorly Zoo
Holland Performing Arts Center
Joslyn Art Museum & The Durham Museum
Omaha Community Playhouse
Emmy Gifford Children's Theater
Omaha Symphony Orchestra
Strategic Air & Space Museum
Lauritzen Gardens (botanical garden)
Omaha Royals Baseball
College World Series
Omaha Lancers Hockey