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Medicine MD (Doctor of Medicine)

If you aspire to serve the greater good as a doctor (MD), then Creighton is the place for you. As the nation’s largest Catholic health professions educator, we are proud to educate students in both the art and the science of medicine.

Creighton is one of the most trusted and respected names in the region, and Creighton physicians have been healing and teaching since 1892.

At Creighton, you’ll have the option to complete your degree on one of two campuses: the Omaha campus or our new health sciences campus in Phoenix. No matter which you choose, your experience will involve learning from the best and brightest professors and teaching clinicians, with a focus on humanist, Jesuit values. Here, you’ll learn to do well while doing good.

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Program Details

What You’ll Learn

We train our graduates to be leaders and expect them to become agents of social change. Come forge your abilities in a campus environment that’s welcoming, personal, collaborative, respectful and service oriented. Here, students 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.

Outcomes

Creighton’s 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

On Match Day 2021, 91% of the participating students matched into their number one specialty, and 100% of students were accepted into residency programs. Students matched into 21 different specialty areas.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton University School of Medicine has no defined prerequisite course requirements. However, as preparatory to the MCAT and a rigorous medical school curriculum, we recommend the following recent (past 3 years) coursework in an accredited 4-year college/university in the United States or Canada:

  • Strong background in biology, including introductory and advanced courses, e.g., physiology, immunology and genetics
  • Strong background in chemistry, including introductory and advanced courses, e.g., biochemistry
  • Coursework in English, humanities and statistics is strongly recommended

Minimum total coursework credits in biology, chemistry, physics, and math should be 40-45 hours.

Dates & Deadlines

Application Process

Ready to apply for admission to Creighton University School of Medicine? Students who choose Creighton School of Medicine don’t look back. They become exceptional doctors dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and improving the future of medicine. Our graduates are nationally recognized in all 50 states where they practice, and they’re paving the way to new discoveries and advancements through cutting-edge research.

Creighton University School of Medicine has one application for our two campuses in Omaha and Phoenix. Explore the information below and learn more about the application process at Creighton.

  • June 1: Submit your application at aamc.org/students.
  • September 1: Regular MD and MD/PhD interviews begin.
  • October 15: Regular MD applicants receive notifications of admission decisions.
  • November 1: AMCAS application deadline.
  • November 15: Deadline for submitting transcript(s) to AMCAS.
  • January 15: Regular MD and MD/PhD secondary application deadline.
  • April 30: Deadline to withdraw acceptance and receive a deposit refund.

Are you an admitted student? Explore more important dates on our Admitted Students page.

For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Creighton University School of Medicine offers scholarships and financial aid to offset your cost of attendance and help you fund your medical education. Depending on your academic accomplishments and financial need, you might qualify for a scholarship or a federal loan.

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.

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.

Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, commonly referred to as AΩA, is the only national honor medical society in the world. A group of six 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.

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.

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)

  • 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.

Free Clinic

  • The Magis Clinic, with assistance from partners, provides free health care 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.

The Doctor of Medicine program at Creighton University’s School of Medicine meets the appropriate and relevant degree requirements for licensure for all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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“The Gold Track is what sets apart Creighton. Through humanities readings and class discussions, I have deepened my understanding of the human person. It enriches my education and encourages me to pursue other academic passions in addition to medicine. Most importantly, I have been able to cultivate a lens which I can use to care for the whole person.”
— Hannah Weiss, Class of 2023
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“Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is integral to the Jesuit mission-driven values at Creighton University School of Medicine. We experience success as a direct result of the unshakable belief that diversity is our strength, which is embraced across faculty, staff and students.”
— Ronn Johnson, PhD, ABPP, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Molly Brunz
“The student community at Creighton’s School of Medicine has quickly become my family as we lift each other up and spur each other on toward our common goal of becoming excellent physicians. All the while, we keep sight of who we are and what we enjoy—to ensure our medical school experience is not only complete, but memorable!”
— Capt. Molly Brunz, MD’21

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