Category: Advice to Students

A collection of blog posts featuring alumni sharing their advice for UNMC students.

Advice to New Cytotechnology Graduates

We can’t believe commencement was one week ago! We welcomed nearly 1,000 new healthcare professionals into the UNMC alumni family! One important group we want to celebrate are our cytotechnologists. Cytotechnologists are lab professionals who evaluate patients’ cell samples and are trained to notice subtle changes to accurately detect precancerous, malignant, and infectious conditions.  Definition from […]

May 13, 2022

Advice to Graduating Students

Happy Graduation Week! Congratulations to all of the students who will be joining the #UNMCalumni family this week. We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Tyler Housh, MLS’19 offers his top piece of advice for new grads in under a minute in this week’s Connections Project Blog.

May 4, 2022

Advice for Medical Students

1. Everything Works Out in the End Everything in medical school seems like a big deal – every test seems like a big deal, everything seems like a big deal. And you might think “If I do not do well on this, how will I get through?” You just need to know that everything works […]

March 30, 2022

Becoming an Advocate

Knowing how to advocate is critical. Whether advocating on behalf of a patient, advocating for social change, or advocating for yourself, understanding the necessary skills to be a good advocate is important. Desi Bailey, MD’75 has been involved in advocacy work throughout her life, most recently with the American Medical Association and GLMA: Health Professionals […]

March 2, 2022

Advice to UNMC Students

Navigating a graduate program is hard. Often times, students have questions whose answers can’t always be found in a classroom. What extracurricular opportunities should I take advantage of? Will this grade/situation/decision matter long-term or not? How do I make professional connections? Thankfully, more than 46,000 UNMC alumni have been there and have reflections and words […]

February 9, 2022

Hindsight is 20/20: Advice to my 25-year-old self

You’ve heard that saying right? Meaning, that when you look back on a situation or an event (after the fact), you have a clearer understanding of it and how things could have been done better. We all wish we could learn things without having to first experience them, but did you know that you actually […]

October 13, 2021

Advice to Current Students & Recent Graduates

Classes are in full-swing at UNMC and throughout the school year, we like to share insight from alumni, especially as it relates to advice they have for current students and recent graduates. This week we share insight from Ralph Abalo, MPS ’18, CCP, LP. He is a proud graduate of UNMC’s clinical perfusion program and […]

September 30, 2021

Advice for First-Generation Students

10% of this year’s medical school class at UNMC are first-generation students, meaning neither of their parents hold a bachelor’s or higher degree. First-generation students face a number of barriers in their pursuit of postsecondary education, and research shows that first-gen students are half as likely as their peers to enroll in graduate programs after […]

September 23, 2021

Advice to Current UNMC Students

Yesterday, the University of Nebraska announced that for the 21st straight year, student enrollment at UNMC set a record high with 4,387 students enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year. This represents an increase of 3.5% over last year’s record of 4,239. In light of this news, we wanted to share some advice to our new […]

September 9, 2021

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!

August 25, 2021