UNMC announces class of 2019 physician residency assignments

March 21, 2019

On Friday, the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine released the class of 2019 residency assignments.

During Match Day, 128 students learned where they will do their physician residency training — typically a period of three to six years of training depending on their chosen medical specialty.

Zachary Wordekemper, Jake Bianco and Rick Poppe, all of North Platte, received their assignments.

Bianco, orthopedic surgery, was assigned to the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.

Wordekemper, family medicine-primary care, was assigned to University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals in Omaha.

Poppe, who earned his M.D. in December 2018 in family medicine, is assigned to Lincoln Medical Education Partnership.

Forty percent of UNMC students are staying in Nebraska for their training, according to a press release from UNMC, and 64 percent matched in primary care, which includes family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.

North Platte native Melissa Wilkinson is graduating from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is to be matched at the University of Iowa-Des Moines Internal Medicine Residency Program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, which was her first choice.

Students are matched through a computer program to align their preferences for residency programs in order to fill the thousands of training positions available at U.S. teaching hospitals.

New medical residents from area towns:

Cozad — Shauna Mae Lindstedt, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.

Imperial — Daniel William Regier, surgery preliminary, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia.