A Day in the Life at UNMC

Luckey and Good: My Day with a Primary Care Doc

Earlier this year, U.S.News and World Report ranked UNMC No. 6 in primary care education. In an effort to explain the importance of “primary care” on the health care continuum, we felt it was important to “show” not “tell” what those two words mean. What is life like for a primary care provider? What are the benefits and drawbacks of practicing primary care in a rural area? I set to find out earlier this summer by spending the day shadowing family medicine doctor and UNMC… Continue Reading

Dr. Crouse and the Mustang

When David Crouse, Ph.D., was in his last year of college, in 1965, he took the nest egg he’d been saving and bought a Ford Mustang, brand new. It was perfect, custom ordered. He still remembers it coming off the truck. “It was burgundy, with a black vinyl top,” he said. He clicked a roll of film’s worth of photos of it, as if it was a newborn, and all these years later, he still has the pics. A few years went by, and he… Continue Reading

Acclimating to America: International Student Orientation Fun

He’s from Tokyo. She’s from Indonesia. He will study bio statistics. She will study emergency preparedness. Following graduation, he plans to stay here. She plans to return home. Masayuki Takizawa and Dewi Ningsih are both new students in the College of Public Health. They couldn’t be more different. And yet alike at the same time. They were here on Monday and Tuesday for the International Student Orientation, an inaugural event at UNMC that brings together new students from the countries of China, India, Egypt and… Continue Reading