First Year Orientation
The Class of 2006 will begin classes this August. A
three-day medical school orientation (August 19th
– 21st) will precede the start of classes. At
orientation, students will participate in a
Problem-Based Learning session and attend a library
Any faculty member who is interested in participating
in First Year Orientation should contact the Educational
Support Office at 559-8682.
Entering students will also participate in the White
Coat Ceremony. This year, it will be held on Friday,
August 23rd at the
Strauss Performing Arts Center on the UNO campus.
Students’ families will have an opportunity to take a
tour of the Medical Center on the day of the White Coat
Ceremony. At the Ceremony, Dean Armitage will present a
talk on Professionalism, and
Bob Wigton, M.D. will present
The History of the College of Medicine. The
students will take a professionalism oath before
receiving their first
Following the ceremony, a reception for the incoming
students and their families will be held.
A request for faculty participation in first semester
Problem-Based Learning sessions will soon be sent to
you. Faculty members are asked to participate in this
important part of medical student education. Special
training sessions are available for those who have not
Facilitators will be asked to participate for 1-2 hours
weekly during one of the first or second year cores.
Total time commitment would be approximately 10-15
Classes for M1 and M2 students begin on Monday, August
If you are
interested in obtaining more information, call the
Educational Support Office at 559-8682.
Educational Support Office
Venable and Dee Cuffee have left the Medical Center to
take jobs in other states. They both provided much
appreciated support for the curriculum and will be
missed. Replacements will be identified in the near
Golden Apple Awards for
Medical students recognized the following faculty for
their contributions to student education this spring.
M1 – Paul
M2 – Jim
Hirschmann Golden Apple Award
Clinical excellence – Dave O’Dell, M.D.
Basic science excellence – Robert Binhammer, Ph.D.
These faculty members are to be congratulated for their
excellence in teaching as recognized by the medical
Center for Health Science Education
the new education building are well underway. A
steering committee is working with the architects to
develop a program statement. Information on other new
medical education buildings is being collected. If you
have any information regarding new buildings at other
institutions, please e-mail that information to gfmoore@