Medicine (Doctor of Medicine)

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If you have aspirations to become a doctor (MD), then Creighton University is the perfect place for you. The Creighton University School of Medicine opened in 1892, and is committed to educating physicians in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of caring for the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

When you pursue your MD from Creighton, you can complete your degree on one of two campuses: the campus in Omaha, and a regional campus at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, a member of Dignity Health Arizona. The Creighton campus in Phoenix is the only Catholic medical school campus located west of Omaha.

Creighton’s School of Medicine is committed to preparing you for the medical opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in patient care, teaching, research and service. Graduates practice in all 50 states and are recognized nationally for their extraordinary clinical skills, communication, empathy, cultural competence and commitment to service.

Outcomes

Creighton University School of Medicine graduates do well in securing residencies in medical specialties ranging from anesthesiology to urology, including the very competitive fields of:

  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

In fact, about 94 percent of students match within their specialty of choice.

What You'll Learn

  • Principles in clinical medicine
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Biomedical science
  • Principles in biology and pharmacology

Curriculum

View the complete curriculum in the School of Medicine catalog.

Student Organizations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

    Alpha Omega Alpha, commonly referred to as AΩA, is the only national honor medical society in the world. A group of 6 medical students established the society at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago in 1902 with the motto: “Worthy to serve the suffering.”

  • Creighton Medical Student Government

    For more information about Creighton Medical Student Government visit the CMSG.

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

    The mission of the Gold Humanism Honor Society established at the Creighton University School of Medicine is to promote humanism, humane conduct, and professionalism throughout the continuum of physician training from the first day in medical school until retirement from medical practice.

    Humanism is a core principle of the Ignatian philosophy at the foundation of the Creighton University mission. Humanism embodies the individual’s sensitivity, respect, and empathy for all, while recognizing the needs and autonomy of each person. Creighton University Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes those medical students, resident physicians, and faculty members, who exemplify the qualities of the humanistic healer.

  • OB/GYN Society

    OB/GYN Society is a student organization devoted to educating each other on women’s health, getting students interested in OB/GYN, and assisting students as they prepare to apply to residencies.

  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group

    The Emergency Medicine Interest Group organizes events and activities that allow students to learn about and experience the many aspects of emergency medicine.

  • Magis Clinic

    The Magis Clinic, with assistance from partners, provides free healthcare and referrals to existing community services. It is the only free medical clinic in Omaha open on Saturdays that treats homeless men, women, children and the medically uninsured.

    The Magis Clinic is dedicated to:

    • Providing the standard of care to men and women of all ages and backgrounds
    • Cooperating with other healthcare providers to maintain continuity of care
    • Instilling in patients a sense of value for one’s own health
    • Fostering in students a lifelong commitment to service

    Students involved in Magis Clinic strive to be men and women for and with others, dedicated to learning the art of medicine in partnership with those in our community who have limited or no access to healthcare.

  • Married to Medicine

    This student organization provides married, engaged or dating couples the friendship of other medical students who attend the Creighton School of Medicine. Activities include family fun activities, date nights and spousal support.

  • Pediatric Interest Group

    This group promotes interest and opportunities to learn about the specialty of pediatrics; provides services to the pediatric community of Omaha through education and support; and fosters the development of Creighton medical students who wish to specialize in pediatrics.

  • Project Cura

    This organization gives M1 students the opportunity to provide health education and primary prevention services to the underserved and minority populations of the greater Omaha/eastern Nebraska area. Students also travel abroad the summer after the M1 year to underserved countries and utilize preliminary medical skills, to experience the Creighton ideals of magis, cura personalis and men and women for others.

  • Student National Medical Association

    SNMA is the nation’s oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.  SNMA programs serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA ensures that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.

    Past projects of the group have included the “Wrap it Up” event, in which Omaha teens could obtain testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia. The project aligned with National SNMA protocol for Sexual Awareness.

Research Opportunities

Creighton University School of Medicine Office of Research

A strong desire to make a difference in patients’ lives drives research at Creighton University’s School of Medicine. Research at Creighton includes many diverse areas such as bacterial resistance, cancer, hearing loss, and the conditions that affect bone health and loss.

Medical students have the option to obtain research experience during the summer after the M1 year through the Creighton Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program. Participants in the program concentrate in either clinical or basic science research and discover the integral role research plays in the development of medical therapeutics and treatment.

Participants present their research at national forums as well as the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, a regional conference sponsored by Creighton University. Learn More.

CU School of Medicine Center of Excellence Summer Research Program

The purpose of the Medical Student Summer Research program, funded by the Center of Excellence is to immerse underrepresented minority students in research and the scientific method. The program offers medical students a unique opportunity to gain research experience during medical school and valuable time to focus more deeply on their area of interest.

Admissions Requirements

The School of Medicine enrolls 152 students each year into the first year class. We encourage you to review our application process webpage for admission requirements and other details.

Please note that the School of Medicine requires applicants to have the following credentials in order to be competitive for interview and admission:

  • Have completed and maintained a B+ average within their academic requirements.
  • Have obtained a competitive MCAT score.
  • Has shown a commitment to “service to others” through non-medical volunteer activities
  • Has completed physician shadowing experiences with physicians from various areas of medicine
  • Has a history of patient contact through clinical and/or medical experiences

Tuition & Scholarships

Medical Dean’s Diversity Scholarship

The Medical Dean’s Diversity Scholarship is awarded to applicants who come from socio-educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or have demonstrated a strong continuous commitment to diversity through extracurricular activities and leadership roles.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Socio-educational and socio-economic background
  • Record of service to disadvantaged populations
  • Record of extracurricular and/or leadership experiences that have enhanced the diversity within an applicant’s institution and/or community

The Medical Dean’s Diversity Scholarship is renewable based on the student’s successful promotion toward graduation, and adherence to the Creighton University School of Medicine’s academic and professional conduct standards.

Read more about scholarships.

Find out about financial aid.

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