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Alumni Share Why They Chose UNMC

In the UNMC Alumni Office, we have the privilege to speak with many of our more than 46,000+ alumni and each time that we do, we like to ask them, why UNMC? Why did you choose the University of Nebraska Medical Center for your health professions education? Most of the time, we hear that it was an easy, “no brainer” decision or that it was… Continue Reading

Advice to Students from a Nursing Grad

This week, as ~1k new students begin their health professions education at UNMC, we wanted to share some words of wisdom from our #unmcalumni. Understanding the “why” behind everything is critical and is excellent advice shared by Eva Brooks, RN, BSN ’16. Take a quick listen!

Why UNMC? A Nurse’s Story

As new students take part in orientation and the start of their first health professions classes at UNMC, we thought we would share one alum’s story on why they chose UNMC. Hear from Aaron Moore about what was going on in his life to make him pursue a bachelor’s degree and then what sparked further interest in him to get a master’s degree. We wish… Continue Reading

The Importance of a Mentor

Ernest Sigler, DDS ’75 has had the opportunity throughout his career to be mentored and to mentor others. Today he shares a few experiences he had while serving in the military–how people found him to be supportive because he took the time to listen and how others in his life took the time to mentor him. “I would not be where I am today without… Continue Reading

Preparation from UNMC & Giving Back

Carol Swarts, MD’59 feels very strongly that her medical school education at UNMC prepared her for her career and it’s ultimately why she feels it is so important to give back to support the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Happy Nurses Week!

Today starts National Nurses Week and it’s also graduation week at UNMC! In honor of both of these events, we have advice for young alumni from Aaron Moore, MSN, RN ’09. His insight is helpful for not only nursing graduates, but all alumni. One piece of advice he offers: remember your “why” and that will help you get through the hard days and make the… Continue Reading

What is a Clinical Perfusionist?

Next week (May 2-8) is Perfusion Appreciation Week and so we wanted to highlight these important medical professionals by shining a spotlight on what they do. Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP (Clinical Perfusion ’12), shares in the video below, the vital role perfusionists play, not only in cardiac surgery, but in research and education. Scott serves as an adjunct assistant professor and clinical perfusion education… Continue Reading

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

Did you know that 70-80% of all medical decisions are based on the precise results of the medical laboratory scientist? This week is a special time where we get to recognize these dedicated healthcare professionals and say thank you for the vital work they do. We had an opportunity to catch up with Brad Hays of the class of 1994 and he shared with us… Continue Reading

Join our online community

Alumni and students now have a dedicated online community to connect for networking, mentoring, interprofessional groups, and discussion boards.   The community, UNMC Alumni Connections, is managed by the Alumni Relations Office and was created in partnership with industry leader, PeopleGrove. It was first made available to alumni earlier this month.  Individuals who are interested in signing up may visit https://connections.unmcalumni.org and join the community via LinkedIn… Continue Reading

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!

These #unmcalumni are the food and nutrition experts. They take the science of nutrition and turn it into practical solutions for healthy living. Thank you for the important role you play in the well-being of each patient you serve. This week, to celebrate, we have a video recipe provided by Rebecca Kraay, MMN, RDN, LMNT ’16, ‘17 where she shows you how to make No… Continue Reading