Since its inception in 1975, Lincoln Family Medicine Program (LFMP) has established itself as one of the country’s preeminent unopposed, community-based residency programs, attracting some of the brightest resident physicians in the U.S. and around the world. A fully accredited program, LFMP was established by the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (LMEP) and is affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The Lincoln Family Medicine Program plays a crucial role in meeting the Midwest’s need for primary care physicians. As a community-based residency program, over 250 community physicians will volunteer more than 40,000 teaching hours to our residents this year.

Program Graduates

Two-thirds of LFMP’s 229 graduates have remained in Nebraska, and the majority practice in smaller communities.  Click here for a map of where our alumni are currently practicing.  LFMP’s residents have consistently tested at or above the national average on the Family Medicine In-Training Examination.

Communities Served

With a large percentage of graduates establishing roots in the Cornhusker state, dozens of Nebraska communities are home to the nation’s best family medicine physicians. Our graduates have practiced in such communities as Ainsworth, Albion, Alliance, Beatrice, Benkleman, Broken Bow, Cambridge, Central City, Chadron, Cozad, Geneva, Gordon, Imperial, Kearney, Kimball, Lincoln, McCook, Nebraska City, Ogallala, Omaha, Ord, O'Neill, Scottsbluff/Mitchell, Seward, Superior, Valentine and Wayne to name a few.

Program Funding

Major funding for our program comes from Bryan Health, CHI Health St. Elizabeth, UNMC and fees for patient services.

State Need

Rural Health Planning Commission (RHPC) statistics reveal that approximately 50 Nebraska communities are currently seeking physicians. There is a vital need for family physicians in the state of Nebraska. Lincoln Family Medicine Program has the curriculum, the staff, the facilities and the commitment to help meet the challenges of extending medical care to Nebraska and its rural communities.