University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jeremy Peterson: former x-ray student/now medical student/student senate president

Jeremy Peterson, a third-year medical student from Atkinson, Neb., is the 2011 president of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Student Senate.

Photo of Peterson with faculty

Connie Mitchell (Radiography Program Director), Jeremy Peterson, and James Temme (Associate Director of RSTE)

As Student Senate President, Peterson also serves as a non-voting member on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. In 2006, he participated in the inaugural class of the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, a six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers undergraduates intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation. He then graduated from the UNMC School of Allied Health Profession’s Radiation Science Technology Education program before pursuing a medical degree. With a long interest in student leadership, he previously served as the senate’s secretary and vice president.

contributed by Karen Burbach, Public Relations