University of Nebraska Medical Center
As Nebraska’s 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, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving more than 3,900 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17.
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
- Opera Omaha
- Omaha Community Playhouse
- Emmy Gifford Children's Theater
- Omaha Symphony Orchestra
- Orpheum Theater
- Strategic Air & Space Museum
- Lauritzen Gardens (botanical garden)
- Omaha Royals Baseball
- College World Series
- Omaha Lancers Hockey