All the residents agree: The medical community and facilities here are great for advancing their training and experience. Lincoln has two state-of-the-art hospital systems with an attitude of growth, expansion and a combined total of over 800 beds. Access to all these innovative medical resources creates a perfect environment for defining and developing your medical techniques.

Thank you for your interest in the Lincoln Family Medicine Program in Lincoln, Nebraska. Application information is below the salary benefits section.

salary and benefits

Salary and benefits offered at LFMP are competitive with other residency programs in this area of the country. Lincoln is considered to be one of the best cities in America to live and raise a family, based on cost of living, economic and educational opportunities, and cultural and social activities.

Stipends are as follows:

  • First-Year Resident: $58,109

  • Second-Year Resident: $60,260

  • Third-Year Resident: $62,716

Insurance: Professional liability insurance is provided at no cost to residents. Allowances for life, dental, health and disability insurance are provided with several plans to suit specific needs.

Vacation and Sick Leave: Residents are entitled to four weeks of vacation per year and 12 days of sick leave per year. (The American Board of Family Medicine requires that absence from the program in excess of one month in any given year must be made up before the resident advances to the next level of training.)

Educational Leave: Residents are allowed five working days per year to attend approved educational conferences. Program funds are available to assist with expenses.

Tax-Sheltered Annuity: Residents may participate in the University of Nebraska tax- deferred investment plan.

Zero Interest Loan:  Residents are able to borrow money interest free for specific approved expenses during their residency training.

On-Call:  Smart phones are provided so on-call responsibilities can be managed from home when possible.  In-house call for Lincoln Family Medicine patients is not required.

Dues & Fees: The Program provides membership to the Lancaster County Medical Society, Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, and American Academy of Family Physicians to all first-year residents.  DEA fees will be paid by the Program.

Meals: We provide lunch for our residents at our daily noon conferences. Breakfast and lunch are available free of charge at each teaching hospital’s doctors’ lounge.

White Coats: Personalized white coats are provided for residents.

Parking: Free parking is available at local hospitals and Lincoln Family Medicine Center.
Laptop Computers: Each incoming resident will be provided a MacBook Air for use in the clinic and at home. The laptop will become the property of the resident upon graduation from the program.
Electronic Medical Records: Secure electronic medical records provide access to patient records from home and hospitals.


The following requirements must be met by resident applicants to apply to this program.

  • Competitive scores on parts 1 and 2 of the standardized licensure exams.

  • Valid ECFMG Certificate.  

  • We do not sponsor H1B Visas.

  • U.S. clinical experience and at least one letter of recommendation from the United States.   

  • Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • Observerships are not offered.


A personal interview is required for an applicant to be considered into the program. As an applicant, one of our residents will introduce you to the faculty and other residents, be your host for lunch, and acquaint you with the Family Medicine Center, hospitals and community. You will meet individually with the Program Director and then with three or four faculty members. These meetings are intended to allow opportunity to share questions and expectations in a relaxed and informal setting.

You will be given ample time and opportunity to discuss the program with a number of current residents.  Your significant other is welcome to be a part of the interview process, or we can arrange any special visits or tours they may request during your interview day.  Overnight hotel accommodations are provided.


First year applicants are accepted through the National Residency Matching Program.