I would like to tell you some things about graduate medical education at Creighton University. Creighton was the first medical school established west of the Mississippi and we have been training physicians for over 100 years. We have a legacy and a nationwide reputation for training physicians. This legacy is tied into an outstanding future. It is an exciting time to be a resident or fellow at Creighton University School of Medicine. In the last 2 years we have been able to rapidly expand the hospitals and clinics that we utilize for our training. We first became affiliated with the leading health care system in Omaha, Alegent Health Care systems, who are leaders in quality and patient safety. Subsequently, we then became affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives a nationwide network who stand for advocacy for the vulnerable populations and serving the communities that their health care system is in. These affiliations provide our residents with different sites for different types of training and experience and also will provide us with a new flagship academic hospital that will have a large referral base for the centers of excellence that will be based here.
This new future is based on our solid foundation. Creighton has always been a place where our residents and fellows are challenged to become top clinicians and researchers. We believe we also create an environment where our graduates go out to their communities knowing how to make a difference every day. We do this through a culture of emphasis on community service, teamwork, work-life balance and mentorship.
Our best resource here has always been our faculty who take individual interest in each of our residents helping them train to their highest potential. This mentorship extends to even helping our graduates be placed nationwide in fellowships or their careers with the networking we have with our Creighton medical community throughout the country. And while the atmosphere here will challenge you to be a first rate physician who will continue our national reputation of excellence, it is not competitive atmosphere but rather a community that strives to provide mutual benefit to each person's individual growth. Teamwork is not just a concept in safe medical care here - it is also a key component of how residents, fellows, students and faculty support each other while continuously striving to be the best in their specialty areas.
We are looking for individuals who seek a collegial environment and who are looking to be in a challenging residency or fellowship so that they will be a top clinician or researcher. If this appeals to you I welcome you to apply and take a look around.
Joann Porter, MD, FACP
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Creighton University School of Medicine