Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln Metro Area
Located along I-80 in southeast Nebraska, just three hours north of Kansas City and eight hours east of Denver, Lincoln is Nebraska’s capital city. Second only to Omaha in population, with approximately 250,000 residents in the greater metro area, Lincoln supports two modern and expanding hospital systems with a combined capacity of nearly 800 beds, providing an excellent training environment for the family medicine resident.

Lincoln was recently rated third among “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” from And when it comes to families, Lincoln is number 20 out of 100 in the category “Best Cities for Families” from Child magazine.

Cultural, educational and recreational activities abound…
Lincoln’s educational system offers excellent public and private elementary and secondary schools. The University of Nebraska, Nebraska Wesleyan and Union College provide quality education, major college athletic activities and cultural enrichment programs. Southeast Community College and Hamilton College offer a sizable range of vocational technical educational opportunities, and the Lincoln campuses of Doane College and the College of St. Mary further extend the educational opportunities in the area.

Lincoln offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities and locations, including shopping malls, parks and many fine restaurants. Museums, art galleries, concerts and live theatre productions stimulate cultural interests. For sporting enthusiasts, Lincoln boasts terrific championship golf courses, tennis courts, softball fields and hiking/biking trails. Some of the nation’s top collegiate sports teams call the University of Nebraska Lincoln home. Nearby lakes offer camping, sailing, water skiing and fishing.

Lincoln's growing and aggressive business community provides a wide variety of employment opportunities. Medical excellence and a wide range of activities combine to make Lincoln an exciting, progressive and growing community. 

Other Highlights

  • Small-town atmosphere with bigger city amenities
  • Several institutions of higher learning with wide array of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities
  • Excellent public and parochial school systems
  • Lied Center for Performing Arts, home to Johnny Carson Theater and Lincoln Symphony Orchestra
  • Local theatre at the Lincoln Community Playhouse and the Loft at the Mill
  • Art and Cinema experiences at the Sheldon Memorial Art Galleryand Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, respectively
  • Proximity to nearby metropolitan areas allows weekend jaunts when not on call
  • Population of 1.2 million in southeast Nebraska
  • Opportunities to attend sporting events at university, semi-professional and professional sporting levels including football, baseball, basketball and hockey