Norfolk Rural Training Track – University of Nebraska Medical Center Family Practice Residency
During the first year of the residency, students take advantage of a strong academic environment available at nationally acclaimed University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
The second and third years of training are focused on delivering family health care. Residents have their continuity clinic through Norfolk Family Medicine where they encounter a wide variety of patients and clinical problems. Educational opportunities and other didactic teaching sessions, available from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, are continued through distance learning technology and interactive video.
Rotations at Faith Regional encompass Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology/Critical Care and Urology. Several months of elective time options include Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Nutrition, Pain Management, Podiatry, Radiology and Anesthesia.
Faith Regional has an active medical staff, many of whom are recent residency graduates and are enthusiastically involved in training residents. Since Faith Regional is the only residency program in the community, there is no competition with other specialties. Residents experience hands-on learning with excellent role models and special opportunities for procedural training. We work to offer opportunities that align with individual interests.
Faith Regional Health Services is a 227 bed acute care facility providing state-of-the-art care to residents of northeast Nebraska. The hospital’s primary service area serves approximately 100,000 people. Combined with a secondary service area, its patient base is over 220,000.
A few of the services offered include intensive/cardiac care, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency/trauma services, obstetric and pediatric services, inpatient medical services, and psychiatric services. Faith Regional also offers extensive care including renal dialysis, the CardioVascular Institute, a comprehensive rehabilitation unit, hospice care, spiritual care, and advanced radiation and medical oncology services.
Faith Regional Health Services’ dedication to providing the highest standard of care goes beyond its cutting-edge technology and medical advancements. The more than 1,200 employees pride themselves on delivery the best care. This is reflected in Faith Regional receiving a variety of awards for providing quality patient care. Click here to read more about these awards >
Norfolk is a diverse community with a population of 25,000 people. It is the ninth largest city in the state and is only a two hour drive from Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. Surrounded by rolling hills of rich farmland nestled in the Elkhorn valley of northeast Nebraska, Norfolk is a friendly, safe, progressive community in which to raise a family and to be trained in Family Medicine.
Norfolk offers many excellent public and private schools. Students in Norfolk’s school systems score considerably higher than the national average on SAT and ACT tests every year.
As a retail hub, Norfolk offers the convenience of a larger city, while providing the comfort and hospitality of a smaller town. A variety of recreational opportunities exist in Norfolk including: golfing, boating, hunting, fishing, a hiking/biking trail (321 miles of spectacular scenery), the Norfolk Arts Center, various concerts and the Norfolk Community Theatre.