A Day in the Life at UNMC

My bone marrow donation story

Tom Blount, a fourth-year medical student, recently got to meet his bone marrow donation recipient a year and a half after the donation. Tom is a member of Decreasing the Donor Deficit (DDD), a service learning legacy project at UNMC, which partners with the “Be the Match” National Bone Marrow Donor registry. DDD will have a week-long donor drive on the UNMC campus beginning Feb…. Continue Reading

Stress-free stress relief

By Laura Zima “Are you still watching?” Netflix asked me at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. That morning, I had taken my first test this semester, and it was one of those rare afternoons in the life of a medical student where I had nothing to do. Yet when that simple question popped up on my screen, I still felt a sense of guilt…. Continue Reading

The first days of medical school: A doctor looks back

By Brad Britigan, M.D. Dr. Britigan is the dean of the UNMC College of Medicine and the president of Nebraska Medicine. With the beginning of the new school year, the energy on campus has no doubt risen a few levels. The adrenaline is especially flowing for the nearly 130 first-year medical students, most of whom are gracing our campus for the first time. My first… Continue Reading

Camp Munroe: A place of learning, passion and fun

By Michaela Gibbons Michaela Gibbons is a staff member at Camp Munroe. Chances are, if you work at UNMC, you are familiar with a camp called Camp Munroe. I have volunteered at Munroe since I was 14, and have been working there since I turned 16. This is a camp for people with disabilities, where they are given the tools and friendships to reach their… Continue Reading