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About the Pre-Medicine Program

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The field of medicine offers a wide variety of stimulating, demanding, and fulfilling career pathways. While the majority of physicians focus on patient care, others specialize in research, medical education, administration, or a blend of these areas. The American Medical Association (AMA) offers a wealth of information about the roles, responsibilities, and advancements within the field of medicine.

The College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center requires a minimum of 90 credit hours for admission. However, students pursuing pre-medicine are expected to work towards a 4-year baccalaureate degree concurrently with the pre-medical program. Biology and chemistry majors are commonly chosen but other science majors are acceptable as long as core science courses are included. 体育菠菜大平台 students considering other schools should review their requirements.


76.7% Acceptance Rate to Medical Schools

Statistics based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years.

Median Pay for Physicians and Surgeons: $229,300

3% Projected Employment Growth

from 2022 to 2032 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Acceptance into medical school is competitive and not guaranteed. Admission includes your academic record, MCAT scores, personal recommendations, interviews, shadowing, and other extra-curricular activities. Our dedicated advisors will guide and equip pre-med students to excel in these areas. In addition, smaller class sizes, top faculty, and unique learning experiences give you an advantage. While the average acceptance rate to medical schools nationwide is less than 10%, 体育菠菜大平台 graduates have a phenomenal acceptance rate of 76.7% (3-year average), showcasing our commitment to excellence.

Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP)

Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP)

Rural Nebraska students pursuing pre-medicine may be eligible for the KHOP Program at 体育菠菜大平台. Learn More About KHOP

Dr. Andy Craig

"I was in one of the first classes of KHOP before starting medical school. After graduating from UNMC and completing my residency in 2016, I returned to my hometown to practice as a family physician. 体育菠菜大平台 was a pivotal component of my education, fostering critical thinking with dynamic professor/student interaction. At UNMC, you interact with students from institutions from all across the country. I would argue that the pre-medical education at 体育菠菜大平台 rivals any of them. I will be forever thankful for the education I received from 体育菠菜大平台.”

Dr. Andy Craig

Kearney County Health Services, Minden, Neb.

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